Diocese of Tyler

Hometown: Lindale, Texas

Home Parish: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

JARED DALE EARNEST

I first considered the priesthood in a serious way when I was 14.  During this time, I began learning the beauty of Catholicism in its doctrines and traditional liturgy.  As a few years went by, I grew somewhat dubious of the idea and considered a family and career.  Before seminary, I pursued studies at Tyler Junior College as a Criminal Justice major, interested in law enforcement.  Time passed and the priesthood continually returned to my mind as a possibility for my life.  I am now confident that God, in His Goodness, has indeed called me to Holy Trinity Seminary.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Ecce ego, mitte me.” – Isaiah 6:8

Fun Fact

While my dad was working in Romania, I lived there with my family for 2 years.  No, I did not see any vampires!