Name: Elias Mwesigye
Home Parish: St. John Neumann, Cincinnati, OH
When did you enter Seminary? Fall 2014
What is your expected ordination year? 2019
Where are you currently studying? Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, OH
Why did you enter seminary? I was born in Uganda, East Africa and because of God’s ways and plans, I found myself becoming a Seminarian for this Archdiocese. I left my country to become a priest in Cincinnati and serve God’s people and this will be my home the rest of my life. Many people ask me how I feel to leave my relatives, friends and family members and come here. The reply is “Because of the Love of Christ”. Because of this love, I have met many lovely people here who are now my mothers, brothers sisters, fathers and friends. I pray always and God always hear my prayers through these people that I meet. I am happy to be in Cincinnati, because peoples faith inspire me to dedicate myself more to Christ so that I serve their spiritual needs tomorrow when I am ordained a priest. I expect to be ordained in 2019. To all the young men and women out there, its wonderful to follow Christ and you will not know this happiness unless you follow him. Ask a friend who is already here in the Seminary to open your eyes to this happiness.