Diocese of Charleston

Class: Freshman

Diocese: Charleston

Hometown: Bluffton, SC

Home Parish: St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton

COLIN ROBERT DOERING

My vocation story began in the summer after my freshman year of high school.  I was privileged enough to go on a week-long youth ministry retreat called CLI (Christian Leadership Institute).  While at the retreat, I was curious as to what God’s plans were for me later in life.  It was then, while pondering this question during Adoration, that God placed on my heart an invitation to discover the diocesan priesthood.  Throughout the rest of my years in high school, I grew to understand that the seminary was where I needed to be and to allow myself to be open to what God wills of me.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum f the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son.” – St. John Paul the Great

Fun Fact

I can do a goat impersonation that will blow your socks off.