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Adam Dawkins

1st year pre-theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore

Birthplace/date: Dec. 3, 1977, in Greenwood

Home parish/location: St. Peter’s in Columbia

Family: mom and dad in Greenville, two sisters and a brother

Favorite aspect of seminary: The community is wonderful; the camaraderie has been really great.

Most difficult aspect of seminary: the tedious studies

Three people you would like to meet: Jesus Christ, St. Gregory the Great, Winston Churchill

Who inspired your vocation: I was inspired by, first, my Episcopal priest – I was received into the Catholic Church at Easter 1999 — and by Msgr. Lehocky and Msgr. Hamburger.

Last movie/book you saw/read: “Hearts in Atlantis” (movie), “The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Reactions from others on your entering the seminary: Some were surprised; some weren’t, because it’s something I’ve thought about since high school. Everyone’s been very supportive.

What occupation would you have pursued, if not priesthood: opened a restaurant

Time period you would like to visit: the time during the life of Christ, to see things firsthand

If you were stranded in a bell tower, what three things would you want with you: a long rope, the key to the door, cell phone

If you had three wishes, what would they be: peace during this time of war, cure for AIDS and other diseases, an increase in vocations to the priesthood

What’s your biggest fear: to be stuck in the pulpit with no homily

If you could be a patron saint, what would it be of: the elderly

What might you choose as your personal motto: Amos 5:24 … but let justice flow down like the waters and righteousness as an ever flowing stream.




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    Jan 21 National School Choice Week
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Open House
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    8:30 am Diaconate Formation Class
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 22 Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    2:00 Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Columbia
    Faculty In-service
    From the Calendar of St. John Neumann School Columbia
    2:00 p.m. Dismissal Teacher Inservice
    From the Calendar of Cardinal Newman School
    Jan 23 Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards Issued
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    8:30 am YEAR III FORMATION FOR MISSION AND MINISTRY PROGRAM SCHEDULE SECOND SEMESTER
    From the Calendar of Office of Pastoral Formation
    7:00 pm Curso 1: CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 24 Quarter 2 Honor Roll TAG Day
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Candy Bar Sales begin
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    Early dismissal AFTER lunch
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Gregory the Great School
    2:45 pm P/T Conferences
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    7:00 pm Curso 1:CIC/Biblia Tema #1
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 25All Day Key Club Blood Drive #3
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Report Cards
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson