Hometown: Dallas, TX
Home Parish: St. Patrick, Dallas
JACOB RILEY SMITH
I first started really thinking about my faith in middle school but didn’t take it seriously until I started attending youth ministry during high school. There, God worked through my grandmother in getting me to attend the Dallas Catholic Youth Conference, where I felt an out-of-the-blue, very strong call to the priesthood. Afterwards, I went on a rampage of learning about my faith, and – though I had my ups and downs regarding my vocational discernment throughout high school – I eventually ended up saying yes to God’s call to become a seminarian and discern my vocation at Holy Trinity Seminary.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“If I ascend to the heavens, you are there. If I lie down in Sheol, there you are.” – Psalm 139:8
I play about 5 instruments.