Seminarian Speaks: Jack Waters

            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 or (712) 233-7522.

Name: Jack Waters SemSpeaksWaters

Home parish:​ St. Mary, Spirit Lake

Son of:​ Bob and Cari Waters

High school graduate: Spirit Lake Community Schools 2018

Name of seminary currently attending: Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minn.

Year in seminary: First year

Chocolate or vanilla:​ Twist

How you discerned God was calling you: Through prayer, the sacraments, and saying yes to God. God blessed me with big external signs so that he could mercifully direct me towards his will.

Dream vacation:​ Ireland

Most important thing you have learned from your parents: Faith in God is the only way to make it out of times of darkness.

Coke or Pepsi:​ Coke

What the priesthood means to you: The priesthood gives us the one thing we can’t live without, Jesus, so it means everything to me. The priesthood gives me a greater sense of who I am through the sacraments that lead me to Christ and through the possibility of being called to it.

Only way to eat eggs:​ On pancakes

Favorite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Sleep of the Infant Jesus

Preferred pie: Rhubarb

Night owl or morning person: Both

Go-to prayer in times of need: Hail Mary

Senseless fear: Heights

Something about you people would be surprised to learn: Taylor Swift is No. 1 on my music playlist.


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