Joyful Catholic Leaders Show: Preparing for the priesthood

Becoming a priest is a countercultural choice. Priests dress differently. They’re celibate. And they give their life over completely to a Church in the name of a God they can’t “see” (in the traditional sense).


In their final days before being ordained, we posed this question and others to Deacons John Utecht (Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis), Nathan Pacer (Rockford, Illinois) and Scott Padrnos (Duluth, Minnesota). We also discussed their time in seminary and their journeys as priests that have really only just begun.

Produced by The Saint Paul Seminary, the Joyful Catholic Leaders Show shares stories and insights from those who lead with faith — from the seminary, to the parish, to the classroom, to the office, to the sports field and everywhere in between.

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