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I grew up in the countryside of Hartford, Wisconsin. Our parish was St. Kilian where we went to Mass as a family and us kids attended grade school. I am an alumnus of Hartford Union High School where some of my best memories come from physics class, running track and cross country, and playing in the band (trumpet). After high school, I studied atmospheric science at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks since from young on I had an intense interest in meteorology. The summer before my senior year of college, I began discerning a call to the priesthood. Nevertheless, I continued my studies at UW-Milwaukee where I graduated with a master’s degree in mathematics/meteorology. While finishing my degree, I applied to the seminary and was accepted. After entering seminary, I studied philosophy at our St. Francis de Sales seminary. I did my theology studies in Rome and after my theology degree, I focused on the history of the early Church, especially Saint Irenaeus of Lyon in the second century
– Fr. Justin Weber, SMSA Chaplain