Diocese of Dallas

Class: Pre-Theology I

Diocese: Dallas

Hometown: Corsicana, TX

Home Parish: St. Joseph, Richardson

BENJAMIN ZACHARY CROCKER

Ever since I was a child, I have had a deep respect and love for the Church, and in particular the priesthood. Growing up I was very involved with events such as youth group and retreats, but when the priesthood was brought up, I was always very dismissive of the possibility. Through my time spent at daily Mass and adoration in college, I was able to build a true relationship with God and to discern his will for me. It was during a trip to Poland where I was able to visit the birthplace of Pope Saint John Paul II that I felt like God was urging me to say yes to him and enter seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8

Fun Fact

I was born on a military base in Honolulu, Hawaii.