Sidler to be ordained to priesthood

Published: December 17, 2014

"My desire to serve our God and our Church as a priest has become stronger, and although I am nervous, I am not unsure of my call. I feel honored and humbled that I may spend the remainder of my life serving my God and faith community as their priest."

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Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain Deacon Jack Sidler, Sr. to the priesthood on Saturday, Dec. 20 at St. Benedict Church on the grounds of Subiaco Abbey. The 10 a.m. Mass will be followed by a reception.

He will celebrate his first Mass at Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Barling on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. Father Sidler will become the new associate pastor at Christ the King Church in Little Rock on Jan. 1.

Sidler recently graduated from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis. with a degree in theology. He is a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Barling.

He began his discernment of the priesthood after the death of his wife in 2008. The retired father and grandfather became a seminarian for the Diocese of Little Rock in 2011. To learn more, read or listen to his vocation story.

If you wish to contact him to congratulate him or assure him of your prayers for his continued discernment of priesthood, please e-mail him. For more information, contact the Vocations and Seminarians Office at (501) 664-0340.