Class: Pre-Theology I
Hometown: Austin, TX
Home Parish: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Austin
MICHAEL PRESTON KEATHLEY
I had a sense that I wanted to enter into ministry even before I was Catholic. As a Protestant, I was part of several different groups over my adolescent and college years and sensed a small voice calling me to ministry several times. However, I could not answer the call because I had too many doubts about denominational differences. A few years ago, I heard the call to come home to the Catholic Church, and with that call came the call to the priesthood. I was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil in 2018. After a come-and-see to HTS in December 2019, I heard the Holy Spirit put in my heart very clearly that this was where He wanted me. My answer: “Be it done unto me according to thy word.”
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” – Luke 1:45
I have lived in three dioceses in Texas, but I have only been Catholic in one.