Mass Offered for Seminarians on April 1, 2024

On April 1, 2024 a Mass was offered for all seminarians, that they will grow in holiness and lead us in love. As our seminarians will be the future shepherds and our children are their future flock, our monthly intention for these men called by God is a beautiful way for the children throughout the world to help with their prayers. As we mentioned last month, we will feature a different seminarian on the first day of the month throughout 2024. This month we introduce Andrew Mullaney, a seminarian from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.

My name is Andrew Mullaney, and I am twenty-four years old. I am a seminarian studying for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I am in my first year of Theology at Saint Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. I attended four years of college seminary after high school in Winona, Minnesota. I am the middle of five siblings. When I have down time, I enjoy ice fishing and throwing a baseball or football around.

I grew up as a cradle Catholic receiving all the timely sacraments. As a young boy, my sisters and I would play Mass, and I would act as the priest. It wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I started to look at what I wanted to do with my life. I thought about playing football or being a teacher until I went on a retreat where I participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist in a renewed way. Upon receiving these sacraments, I came to a deep belief that my sins had been forgiven by Jesus’ death on the cross. My relationship with God was rekindled by daily prayer, and I sensed and heard Him call me to Himself as His priest for His people. Following this prompting, I visited the seminary and the same peace and conviction that I had received prior in the sacraments was present again. The reality of God calling me to be a priest was the answer to what God wanted for my life. I believe He created me to ultimately be in a loving relationship with Him and serve Him as a priest.

I hope the priesthood God has called me to live is marked by faithfulness, mercy, and inspiration. I want everybody to know that they are never too far from God’s love and mercy. May all who I encounter also receive a renewal in the sacraments they receive and come to know Jesus as friend, savior, and Lord. St. Faustina…pray for us! Fr. Damien the Leper…pray for us!

We humbly ask that you please keep Andrew Mullaney in your prayers.

Source: Children’s Rosary

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