Class: Discipleship III
Diocese: Jefferson City
Hometown: Centralia, MO
Home Parish: St. Brendan, Mexico (MO)
JOHN PAUL TIMOTHY MCGUIRE
I began to desire the priesthood in second grade around the time I received my First Holy Communion. I went to daily Mass and enjoyed going and this greatly influenced my desire for the priesthood. The priests and seminarians that I came into contact with at my parish inspired me. I began altar serving in third grade and I have been serving at Holy Mass since then. Serving at Mass has also had a great influence on my discernment and has led to my further appreciation of the priesthood and the Church.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Be joyful in hope, patient in suffering, and persevere in prayer.” – Romans 12:12
I was blessed in my mother’s womb by Saint Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in 2002 in Canada.