Three priests from the Diocese of Austin are featured, including one of our Aggies, (soon to be) Fr. Will Straten as well as Fr. Jonathan Raia, who was assigned to St. Mary's this past year.
There is also some interesting stats included in the data released, including:
- Ordinands have been active in parish ministries, with between about half and three-quarters indicating they served as an altar server, lector, and/or Eucharistic minister.
- About two-thirds of ordinands report having full-time work experience before entering the seminary, most often in education.
God Bless our new priests and those about to be ordained.