February 1, 2017
All young men in the Diocese of Amarillo, high school juniors to those 25 years old, are invited to take part in a seminary discernment retreat at Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo.
June 14, 2016
Seminarian Grant Spinhirne, a seminarian for the Diocese of Amarillo, will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate by Bishop Patrick J. Zurek during a Saturday, July 2 Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
June 14, 2013
“So when I think about those words – service, discipleship, sacrifice, love – they all boil down to family and communion. It’s all about my desire to give my life to Christ and to receive life from Him; my desire to give my life to the people of God and to receive life from them.”
—Father Christopher Schwind
May 28, 2013
Fr. Christopher Scott Schwind was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Patrick J. Zurek on Friday, May 24, 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Amarillo. Photos taken by Joe Garcia and Cliff Lawson.
May 23, 2013
Deacon Scott Schwind, a seminarian for the Diocese of Amarillo, will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Patrick J. Zurek during a Mass Friday, May 24 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1200 South Washington. The 6:30pm Mass is open to the public.
May 14, 2012
All young men in the Diocese of Amarillo between the ages of 16 and 40 are invited to attend Pizza With Priests Friday, June 15, beginning at 6:30pm in the Dwelling Youth Room at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter.
February 23, 2011
When Did You Receive Your Call To The Priesthood? I felt the call the year before I graduated from West Texas A&M University. I was working at the Catholic Student Center in Canyon and frequently attended weekly adoration. It was in these quiet moments and many chats with Father Daniel Dreher that I started to understand what God was calling me to do.
January 10, 2011
I received my call to Priesthood at a young age. I think I was about 8 or 9 years old. I went a while really wondering whether what I was feeling was for real or just an idea put into my head by others. I left the thought of priesthood alone for a short while during middle and high school, but still felt the call. I graduated from Holy Cross Catholic Academy in May 2007. I entered college seminary in the Fall of 2007.
October 14, 2010
Editor’s Note: Throughout the 2010-11 school year, The West Texas Catholic will present a monthly feature that gives everyone a chance to get to know the seminarians of the Diocese of Amarillo. Name: Scott Schwind Age: 42 Date of Birth: July 24, 1968 Hometown: Amarillo Where Are You Studying? Assumption Seminary, San Antonio. The unique thing about where I’m studying is... How surprisingly international it is.