Diocese of Memphis

Hometown: Olive Branch, Mississippi

Home Parish: St. Brigid

Matthew Brewer

I have felt called to the priesthood for many years.  When I was about four years old I would play Mass with a miniature Mass set that my family owned.  When I entered high school I began to run from my vocation believing it was not the “cool” thing.  However, around Easter of my junior year of high school, God began strongly calling me towards this vocation.  I finally began to accept God’s call for my life, and it has brought me a great amount of peace since.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“I then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received.” – Ephesians 4:1

Fun Fact

I am the seventh of nine children, and all of us were homeschooled.