Take 5 with Father

Get to know our diocesan priests

Our priests serve us tirelessly every day. Their work draws us closer to Christ and shows us how to follow in His footsteps. But do you know how God called your parish priest to the priesthood? Or what his favorite hobby is and why?

Check out “Take 5 with Father,” a column where our diocesan priests share their vocation stories, the highs and lows of priestly life, their hobbies, and their advice to any man discerning the priesthood. And while you’re on this page, please stop to say a quick prayer for our priests.

Take 5 with Father Dan Waruszewski

One day while Father Jim Bachner was saying Mass, I had a profound sense that some day I needed to be on the other side of the altar, saying Mass.

Take 5 with Father Joe Mele

The desire to be a priest, to love God and neighbor, to be bound more closely to Christ and to spend myself entirely for souls is the cause of my joy.

Take 5 with Father Adam Verona

 1.  How did God call you to the priesthood? People ask me this question often and my answer is always the same: I have wanted to be a priest for my whole life, ever since I can remember. From the time I was a little boy, I have been fascinated with the figure of Christ and […]