Diocese of Dallas

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas

Zak Zapletal

I did not begin to consider entering the seminary until my senior year of high school.  Filled with a longing to better serve those around me while also wanting to grow spiritually, the idea of priesthood came to mind.  After contemplating and praying over this possibility, I determined God’s will to bring me to the seminary.  I look forward to growing in fraternity with my brothers in addition to ultimately preparing for, God willing, the ministry of priesthood, a vocation for shepherding the members of the Church.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:28

Fun Fact

I am a proud Texas A&M Aggie fan!