My name is Anthony Sommer. I was born in Maryland but moved to the Houston area only a couple of years later. I grew up in the city of La Porte, originally attending Saint Mary’s (the first seminary for the Archdiocese). My family began attending St. Joseph’s in Baytown, which has been my home parish ever since.
I first felt the call to the priesthood in shortly after I received my First Communion. I began altar serving, and I grew to love the liturgy and participating in it. Throughout junior high and high school, I continued to consider the priesthood, even when I looked into pursuing other careers. Shortly after my senior year of High School, I went on a retreat at St. Mary’s Seminary where I finally felt that God was calling me to enter the seminary. The next year, I attended UST in Houston while I went through the application process. Please pray for me, and the other seminarians, as we continue to discern God’s plans for us.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam