Father Joel Sember was ordained a priest in 2007 for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. He has extensive experience as a parish priest and two years of service in campus ministry. He made a thirty-day Ignatian silent retreat and later completed the Spiritual Direction Training Program through the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, a Bachelors in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a License in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University Santa Croce in Rome. He has completed a dozen walking pilgrimages. He currently serves as pastor of three parishes in Wisconsin, United States.
I was born into a family that loved and served the Lord Jesus. I remember growing up with Bible stories and family bedtime prayer. When I was 12 years old, my parents announced that they were becoming Catholic. I was the kid who always asked, "Why?", and I wasn't going to be a member of a church just because my parents said so. I started learning everything I could about religion in general and the Catholic Church in particular. The more I learned, the more I loved. This love grew into a desire to serve the Lord as a Catholic priest.
I've always loved tinkering with technology. I can remember my first computer. As soon as my home got the internet, I started experimenting with building myself a homepage on Geocities. Within the first year of ordination I had started podcasting my homilies. This blog was born in the summer of 2007. It combines my love for human-friendly technology with a passion for preaching the Gospel. The website you are reading is the 4th version of the blog. Thanks for being part of my journey!
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