Diocese: Jefferson City
Hometown: Jefferson City, MO
Home Parish: St. Brendan, Mexico (MO)
JOHN PAUL TIMOTHY MCGUIRE
I began to desire the priesthood in second grade around the time I received my First Holy Communion. I went to daily Mass and enjoyed going and this greatly influenced my desire for the priesthood. The priests and seminarians that I came into contact with at my parish inspired me. I began altar serving in third grade and I have been serving at Holy Mass since then. Serving both forms of the Mass also has had a great influence on my discernment and has further led to my appreciation of the priesthood and the Church.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
I was blessed in my Mother’s womb by Saint Pope John Paul II at World Youth day during 2002 in Canada.