This is part of a continuing series introducing the seminarians of the Diocese of Sioux City to readers of The Catholic Globe. If you would like to adopt a seminarian – either with prayers or care packages – contact Father Shane Deman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (712) 233-7522.
Home Parish: Cathedral of the Epiphany
Son of: Maria Sebastian and Pablo Pedro Pablo
Eye color: Black
High school graduate: Sioux City North High, 2010
College degree: Conception (Mo.) Seminary College, philosophy
Name of seminary currently attending: St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver
Year in seminary: Third Theology
How you discerned God was calling you to be a priest: By listening to an uncle who wanted to be a priest, the idea of being a priest one day got me.
Batman or Superman: Batman
Most important thing you have learned in seminary: Love God above all things.
Dog or cat: Not sure.
Three characteristics of a joyful priest: Prayerful, friendly, fatherly.
Bacon or sausage: Bacon
Favorite image of Jesus: Jesus on the cross.
Guilty-pleasure food: Ice cream.
Hymn that resonates with you: Can’t pick one.
Senseless fear: Afraid of snakes.
What is something about you people would be surprised to learn: I like Russian literature.