Archdiocese of Kansas City, Leading the Way in Care of Victims
Dcn. Kenn Clem
Why I want to be a priest: I want to be a priest because of the Eucharist. There is nothing more beautiful or profound as God, creator of all seen and unseen, first dying so we could be with Him when we die, and then coming here to earth everyday as simple bread and wine so He can be with us while we live. To be the person who through the power of God consecrates that bread and wine into God himself and then carries that to the God's people - I ask how could you not want that, especially when there are six other sacraments where you get to bring God to His people and the people to God.
Why I want to be a priest: I didn't at first. I was dead set on being married. But when I started to pray, I heard the call louder and louder. I couldn't ignore it. But I know what God wants for me is to be the happiest I can. I trust in that. I am excited to bring the sacraments to everyone, and to serve those at my parish to my fullest abilities. Learning more about the beauty of the Church is just an added bonus.