Seminarian Speaks: Elliot McLarty

            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: Elliot McLartySemSpeaksMclarty

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.


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