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: Holy Cross, Sioux City.
Son of: Pat and Lisa McLarty
High school graduate: 2018 graduate from Bishop Heelan High School, Sioux City
College degree: Currently working on philosophy major at St. Mary’s University, Winona, Minn.
Name of seminary currently attending: Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minn.
Year in seminary: Freshman
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
How you discerned God was calling you: Through gradually deepening my relationship with Christ in the Eucharist.
Dream vacation: A few weeks in Europe.
Most important thing you have learned from your parents: Respect
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
What the priesthood means to you: Serving others with the priestly heart of Christ.
Only way to eat eggs: Scrambled
Favorite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mary’s Immaculate Heart
Preferred pie: Apple
Night owl or morning person: Night Owl.
Go-to prayer in times of need: Rosary
Senseless fear: Snakes
Something about you people would be surprised to learn: I have a growing collection of vinyl records.