Father Andrew Boyd is a Roman Catholic Priest for the Diocese of Erie, PA.
Father Andy entered seminary after high school, graduating from Gannon University and Saint Mark Seminary in 2014. In the fall of 2014, Father Andy began his Major Seminary Studies at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe PA. Father Andy graduated from Saint Vincent Seminary with his Masters of Divinity in May 2018, and was ordained a priest in June 2018.
An avowed “Catholic Geek,” Fr. Andy spends his free time dabbling in media creation and network and server management.
Jesse Spanogle is a father of four wonderful children and husband to his lovely wife Jessica. He functions as the Director of Faith Formation & Parish Ministries for St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Erie PA. Jesse has many years of experience in youth ministry and coordinates retreats/mission trips in the tri-state area. He has recently graduated from Mercyhurst University with a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Jesse sits on many boards and committees for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie. In addition to his roles at the parish, he is a Retreat Master at Villa Maria Educational Center near Pulaski, PA.
Jesse enjoys Catholic Podcasts and YouTube videos which help him stay connected and relevant in his professional field. In his personal life, Jesse enjoys spending time in Quebec City with his family for summer vacation. He rather enjoys Catholic Conferences like NCCYM as well. He is honored to be surrounded by many great people who inspire him and allow creativity to flow for the Good of the Kingdom.
Deacon AJ Gedney is a seminarian for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, KY. He is currently studying at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, he worked for a year doing polymer research and development. In 2016, he quit his job and entered seminary.
Dcn. AJ is a multi-instrumentalist, but enjoys playing guitar and bass the most. He is a songwriter and for the last several years has been recording his music. In addition to writing music, Dcn. AJ spends his free time learning about science, especially in the fields of astronomy and chemistry.
He will graduate from seminary in the Spring 2022. He was ordained a transitional deacon on March 28, 2021, and will be ordained a priest in the Summer of 2022.
Br. Barnabas O’Reilly is a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. He was ordained a Transitional Deacon in the Spring of 2021. He has still not given Fr. Andy his biography, so Fr. Andy gets to write it!
Br. Barnabas is a very funny and loving monk. He truly has a spirit of servant leadership. He is a guide and a brother to all he meets.
If you are reading this, and know Br. Barnabas, tell him to write a better biography…and to send a portrait.
He will graduate from seminary in the Spring 2022. He will be ordained a priest in the Summer of 2022.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:19-20 NASB)
Throughout all of human history, all the way back to our first parents Adam and Eve, God made numerous covenants with His people. These covenants have always been promises to us, of the Father’s goodness and mercy, that He showers upon us, His Chosen People.
From the very beginning, God promised that He would be with His people. He guided His people out of Egypt, through the wilderness to the Promised Land. He is always with us guiding us, leading us back to Himself.
He has made us His disciples. He commissioned us to go into the world proclaiming the True and Living God to the ends of the earth. Our mission is not complete until we do this, living our life as a witness to His Merciful Love.
As we continue forward, let us find the peace of Jesus Christ in all aspects of our lives, showing the world the Risen Christ alive in our presence. We are the face of Christ, we are the hands and feet of Christ in this troubled world. For remember, Jesus Christ is truly risen from the dead!
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” (Gal 2:20 NASB)