Fr. George Staley was ordained a priest in May 2019 and currently serves as the associate pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Growing up, he attended St. Clement of Rome with his family and was homeschooled until 8th grade. He graduated form SLU High, before entering Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. He likes to run, read, and is a big fan of chocolate and all things sweet! He drinks sparkling water, even though he doesn’t really like it. George is the oldest of 5 siblings, and suffers through allergies to his family’s 4 cats.

This is Fr. George’s 9th time attending the March for Life. He always looks forward to the bus ride the most! He finds that it is a great opportunity for meaningful conversations and relational ministry. He is pro-life, first and foremost, because he is a disciple of Jesus. “He is the way, the truth, and the life, and I want to follow Him. All life is a gift and I want to cherish and respect and love that gift because it comes from the ultimate Giver.”

What advice would Fr. George give to teens after they leave D.C.? He would tell them to be BOLD! Be bold in prayer by telling the Lord what is in your heart. Be bold in calling upon the Holy Spirit to use your words to witness to life in your conversations with family and friends. Be bold in making sacrifices and reparation for offenses against life. Be bold in your discipleship with Jesus. Be bold.