2024 — III Philosophy

Cody Eveld, Sacred Heart Church, Charleston

Attends the House of Formation in Little Rock

Throughout my life, any time I had a thought about becoming a priest it probably lasted no longer than about 30 seconds. I always thought that I would graduate college, go to law school, become an attorney and one day get married and have kids.

My thoughts on becoming a priest all changed when I attended a church camp in the summer of 2017. We were having adoration and I fell asleep. I’m not sure how much time passed but all of a sudden I woke up and was flooded with all these thoughts about becoming a priest.

Suddenly everything was falling into place, the more I thought about it the more it all made sense. That night I was so joyful; I believe my heart was overpowered by God and the Holy Spirit.

The next week two seminarians, John Marconi and Joe Friend, happened to be at my parish for summer evangelization. Joe called his uncle, Msgr. Scott Friend, a day or two after, and we set up a meeting for that weekend to converse about my discernment to the priesthood.

It has been an unbelievable journey so far and I’ve never been happier.