Diocese of Dallas

Hometown: Aledo, TX

Home Parish: Holy Redeemer

JOSEPH FONT

I first felt a calling to the priesthood when I was around eight or nine. My uncle, who at the time was in the Order of St. John, came to stay at our house with a number of his fellow religious. They were all so joyful and I wanted to emulate their piety and devotion to our Lord. This calling was further solidified through my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I do not know if I will ever become a priest, but I do know that God will lead me to where I need to go.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“To fall in love with God is the great romance; to seek him is the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

 

Fun Fact

I have been on four U.S. battleships, two aircraft carriers, one destroyer and three submarines.