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Monday, August 24, 2009

'Patriarch' of the seminary

In yet another reminder that it's never too late, Jerry Wetovick of Cozad, Neb., is headed back to seminary this fall for his final year of classes. Wetovick, 73, received his call to the priestly life after the death of his wife three years ago.

Now studying at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Wisconsin, the retired dentist will be ordained to be a priest in the Diocese of Grand Island, Neb., next year. He's earned the title "patriarch of the seminary" because of his relatively advanced age, yet he's confident he can serve the Church quite ably.

“I think it is a blessing. My whole life has been blessed, I have been so blessed.," the grandfather of 14 told KNOP-TV in North Platte, Neb.  "I realize I am at the end of the spectrum of my life. I know that but who knows. We have priests that are 95 and still saying mass. There are still some good years left.”

Click HERE to read Wetovick's story.


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