Reverend Mr. Peter McShurley

Theology IV
Pontifical North American College
Christendom College
St. John the Baptist Parish

Read The Arlington Catholic Herald article on Deacon Peter McShurley.

What did you do prior to entering seminary?

I was a student at Christendom College.

What influenced your decision to apply for seminary entrance?

I was influenced to apply for seminary entrance by the example of my grandparents living out their vocation, as well as by the example of my Aunt who is a Carmelite nun.

Why do you want to be a priest?

I want to be a priest because I want to bring Christ to people and people to Christ through the administering of the sacraments.

What are your favorite pastimes?

Reading, playing piano, golf and chess.

What is your favorite quote?

"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man" - G. K. Chesterton

Who is your favorite Saint and why?

Pope St. John Paul II is one of my favorite saints because of his love for the human person and his tireless work to bring all people to the truth.

What advice would you give to a young man thinking about the seminary?

Pray and get to know Christ and his mother.