“Future Father” becomes present Paulist: Profile of Father Jimmy Hsu, C.S.P.
Growing up, did you think you might become a priest?
My family has always been in science, engineering, and education. I thought I might end up doing the same, even though those fields didn’t excite me. I drifted through until the idea of priesthood came to me.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I entered college when I was 15 and graduated when I was 19. I studied computer science but switched to philosophy when I began to think about the priesthood.
In CCD some friends called me “Future Father Hsu” because I knew the answers to all the questions in class and even did some outside reading.
Best ministry experiences to date?
Going on a camp-out weekend with all the parish school families and celebrating the Mass with such a large and energetic group.
What do you do for fun?
I love movies, binge-watching Netflix, and exploring new food.
Best part of living in community?
Whenever I step into a Paulist house, I feel at home even if I’ve never been there. It is also great living with senior members of the community who I can learn from.
Any words of wisdom for those considering religious life?
Don’t be afraid of the unknown. Let it challenge you to grow as a better disciple of Jesus.
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