Shepherding His Flock
Have you ever wondered if God might be calling you to the priesthood? How do you know if God is calling you to be a priest? What does it mean to be a priest? Would you have to give up anything? Would you gain anything in return? What’s the difference between a Diocesan priest, Franciscan priest and Dominican priest? Through different priestly orders, the power of the Word of God continues to attract men to be molded by the sacraments, and the ministerial priesthood is a means by which Christ unceasingly builds up and leads His Church.
A 2002 graduate of Seattle Prep, Fr. Brad Hagelin was a business major at Gonzaga University before discerning a vocation to the priesthood. While serving as an altar boy when he was 7, Fr. Brian List first thought of becoming a priest, but once in high school and college, that thought faded. Then at 25, after growing deeper in his faith, he began to “answer the call”. This discernment led him to serve as a missionary in Belize and Guatemala, then to study for priesthood in Rome, and eventually to St. Peter’s Basilica where he was ordained a priest by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Seminarian Anthony Lezcano is following a double vocation, serving God and Country. As a future priest in the Navy Chaplain Corps, he will serve both Marines and Sailors entrusted to his care.
If you’ve ever wondered about the priesthood or if you’re just curious, come and listen to the surprising stories of these three men from very different backgrounds who each took a risk with their whole lives and hear what they discovered.