Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Class: Freshman

Archdiocese: Galveston-Houston

Hometown: Pearland, TX

Home Parish: St. Helen, Pearland

HENRY MICHAEL STADLER

I always grew up having great respect for priests due to their love and dedication to others, but I never thought that God might be calling me to the Priesthood until my first year of high school. I started to go to confession, pray the rosary, and take Mass seriously; through this, God began to pull my heart to the thought of priesthood. At first, I was terrified due to the sacrifices a priest makes, but amid fear, God revealed the great joy that comes with sacrificial love, and during my senior year, I applied and was accepted.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.’” – Luke 1:38

Fun Fact

I ran cross country and track in high school and still love running.