Diocese of Austin

Class: Sophomore

Diocese: Austin

Hometown: Taylor, TX

Home Parish: Sts. Cyril & Methodius, Granger

JUDE LUGARI

I originally lived near Detroit, Michigan, until my family moved to Taylor, Texas, in 2009. I was homeschooled my entire life and began to seriously discern a call to the priesthood when I entered high school. This discernment was fostered by the Catholic homeschool program I was using and by the Catholic youth conferences and retreats I attended with my parish youth group. After high school, I spent the next year living at a discernment house in Austin, Texas, while attending community college classes. Praise God, I experienced much formation and was accepted to seminary during this year.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’  He said to him, ‘Yes Lord; you know that I love you.’  Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’” – John 21:15

Fun Fact

I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve had “Hey Jude” sung to me as a greeting.