Diocese of Memphis

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Home Parish: St. Michael Catholic Church

Rolando Perez

I always desired happiness, goodness, beauty and truth. As a teen, I did not think I would those things in the Church.  Eventually, amid a secular culture, I found myself tired, isolated, unfulfilled and in need of a solid foundation. My desires could not be fulfilled by having; rather, I needed to live out what I now live: a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and the joyful surrender to his will for me. After three years of seminary formation, I am beyond grateful for God’s faithfulness and grace re-affirming the call to his holy priesthood.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.” – St. John Paul II

Fun Fact

Last Christmas break I sung for seven hours straight in the car on the way back home, and my voice was gone for the next two days.