Living the Call In His Presence 

Seminarians serving mass

Seminarian Formation 

“It gives me so much Joy to be pursuing this vocation where I’ll be able to accompany people as they encounter Christ and journey with people in their joys and their difficulties.”

– Jacob Butz, Archdiocese of Atlanta Seminarian

Five years into seminary studies, Jacob Butz continues to feel Christ’s invitation to be a companion, to experience life in His presence, and to let himself be called deeper into the heart of Christ. As an Archdiocese of Atlanta Seminarian currently serving St Lawrence parish in Lawrenceville during his year of pastoral studies and preparing to be ordained to the priesthood in just a couple of years, he looks forward to the beauty of parish life and being privileged to accompany people as they encounter Christ.   

Nurtured through the presence of the Lord in the stillness at the Blessed Sacrament chapel at his home parish of St Michael’s in Woodstock and through the joy of experiencing adoration with young people as a summer missionary with Life Teen Camp Hidden Lake, Jacob sees a strong need for the message of God’s mercy, that there is always room at the table of the Lord and all are welcome. 

“Seminary has taught me how to pray and has honed my prayer life. It has given me the space to allow my heart to be touched by the Lord and instruction to learn how to pray and lead others in prayer. Prayer is the foundation.”

– Jacob Butz, Archdiocese of Atlanta Seminarian

Our Annual Appeal proudly supports our clergy, brothers, sisters, and over thirty seminarians as they pursue their divine calling and shepherd their flocks in over 100 parishes and missions across the archdiocese.