Deacon Dan Caughey

Home Parish: St. Anne, Mother of Mary, Mexico
Year in Formation: Pre-Theology
Place: Pope St. John XXIII

Favorite color:   Purple
Favorite book:   The Dictionary
Favorite food:   Delmonico steak
Favorite dessert:   also, Delmonico steak
Favorite song:   I Saw Her Standing There by The Beatles
Favorite Gospel story:   The workers in the vineyard, Mt.20:1-16
Favorite saint:   St. Leo the Great
What’s your opinion on cats?   A big dog would be better
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited?   New York City

If you could go one place in the world, and money were not an option, where would it be? New York City
What is your favorite church in the Diocese of Syracuse? St. Mary’s in Cortland

What surprised you most about your first day at seminary?
The size of my closet.  I installed a shelving unit on a free wall to hang clothes.

What do you look forward to most about priesthood?
Leading and guiding my parishioners in the love of Christ and the spreading of His Gospel.

What advice would you give to someone discerning priesthood?
If you think that the Lord may be calling you to priesthood, spend considerable time praying about that call.  Listen with your heart, and observe the signs around you.  Have others mentioned it to you?  Has your pastor asked you to consider the priesthood?  Do the circumstances of your life lead you in this direction?  And pray some more, asking Jesus to help you make the right decision.

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