Meet Dave Twaddle, Theology IV Seminarian (Soon-to-be Deacon)

My Name is David Twaddle, and I am from Unionville Ontario and I was born and raised Catholic. During my childhood, I assisted as an altar server at Mass at St Justin Martyr Parish.    In my later years in High School and College, I slowly started drifting away from church on Sunday.   I studied Aircraft Maintenance Technician at Canadore College in North Bay.   I worked as an Aircraft Mechanic Apprentice for a year and a half.   I was laid off from my apprentice job after the industry when through some troubled times and soon found a job at a sign company in Toronto where I worked as a sign installed for the next six and a half years.   Reflecting back on my work experience, as I was installing signs that would help direct people to places, God was giving me many signs directing me back to Him.     Just before starting that new job at the sign company, I started returning back to church on Sundays and slowly started to rediscover my faith, and getting more and more involved with parish activities.  My involvement with the Knights of Columbus helped me to rediscover my faith and become active with others in my community.   At that time, priesthood was at the very back of my mind, but it was not until I made a walking pilgrimage from Toronto to the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, it was during this pilgrimage that I began to fall in love with the Mass.  It was the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist that moved me to give my life to him.   After journeying to World Youth Day in Sydney Australia in 2008 I felt that God was calling me to the priesthood.   I entered seminary formation in 2008.   My years in the seminary and my one year internship placement in St Clement Parish in Etobicoke, has brought me great joy for the Church and the people of God, and as I enter into my final year at St Augustine Seminary, I look forward to serving the people of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

David Twaddle
David Twaddle

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