College Seminarians

These 8 men have been accepted as college seminarians for Fall 2011.  All of them are studying outside the Archdiocese at a college seminary with the ultimate goal of being priests in Denver.

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Dakota Lane

First year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Lakewood, CO

Home Parish: Christ on the Mountain, Lakewood

Age: 17 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? The fact that priests are in the person of Christ to the people they minister to excites me most about the priesthood.

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Daniel Wolbach

First year seminarian at St. Gregory the Great Seminary, NE

From: Littleton, CO

Home Parish: Light of the World, Littleton

Age: 18 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? The brotherhood that the Priests share

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Jessee Kilgore

First year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Brighton, CO

Home Parish: Holy Trinity, Westminster

Age: 18 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? Following God’s will! Only what God wants to do with our life can give us real joy and happiness.

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Joe O’Hayre

First year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Arvada, CO

Home Parish: Shrine of St. Anne, Arvada

Age: 24 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? Getting to celebrate the sacraments.

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Justin Doerr

First year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Steamboat Springs, CO

Home Parish:

Age: 18 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? The Sacraments

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Luke Hoffman

First year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Littleton, CO

Home Parish: St. Francis Cabrini, Littleton

Age: 18 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? No one comes in more contact with the Holy Eucharist than a priest. I can’t wait to be in that much contact with Jesus.

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Nathan McCabe

Second year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Centennial, CO

Home Parish: Church of the Risen Christ, Denver

Age: 19 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? The priesthood excites me because it is a profound life of service and sacrifice…a life completely devoted to getting God’s people to heaven. I am specifically looking forward to saying Mass and hearing confessions.

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Red Braz

First year seminarian at St. Gregory the Great, NE

From: Wray, CO

Home Parish: St. Andrews the Apostle, Wray

Age: 18 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? Being able to show people how great God is and helping them learn about him. Also being able to give Confession and the Eucharist.

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Tim O’Connell

First year seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary, MN

From: Colorado Springs, CO

Home Parish: Corpus Christi, Colorado Springs

Age: 19 years old

What excites you most about the priesthood? What excites me most is being able to Love and to serve God by serving His People and being able to be a Spiritual Father to a multitude of people, as well as being able to help people with their struggles on their path to Holiness and being able to give the Sacraments to God’s Children so that they may become stronger Friends with Christ!

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