Andrew Williamsis the son of Daniel and Marsha Williams. He is presently a seminarian for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Andrew was raised in Cape Girardeau, attended St. Mary Cathedral, and is in his third year of theological studies at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. Andrew says, "I was inspired to my calling by the many young priests who came through our parish. My favorite parts of ministry include teaching the youth, preaching, and leading others in worship. The parish has been very supportive to me, and I’m always grateful for your prayers."
Daniel Belken is attending Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, as a 1st year theologian for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Daniel is originally from the Farmington Missouri area, and loves to go back during breaks and visit the family farm and his parents and five younger brothers. Daniel says, "I entered the seminary right out of highschool in 2012, and have been constantly surprised of God’s generosity in return for my entrance. I joined St. Mary Cathedral parish in 2015. In my free time, I like to play the organ, read a good book, or even do some technology work."
St Mary Cathedral has had several vocations to the priesthood and religious life from our parish including:
Fr. Rick Jones
Fr. William Hennecke, Jr.
Msgr. Harry Schlitt
Sr. Marya Williams (Rebecca Williams, aunt of seminarian Andrew!)
Sr. Mary Essner