#12 Jeremy Smith

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Age: 37

Born and raised in Baltimore, parkville (a suburb on the northeast side, just inside the beltway).

I Grew up as an avid outdoorsman.  Hunted and fished all my life.  Went to Virginia Tech and studied Wildlife Management.  Was a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 12 years.

I desire only to do God’s will for my life.  If priesthood is where God is calling me, I look forward to providing the Sacrament of Confession and Eucharist to the people of God since both Confession and Mass had such a huge impact on my life.  Daily Mass and eucharistic adoration are the highlights of my day, and I thank God every time I’m able to experience Him and His grace through His priest in the confessional.  I looks forward to studying theology and I love discussing the faith.

 Favorite Saints: Francis of Assisi, Ignatius, Philip Neri, Terese of Liseux, Faustina Kowalska, Bl Teresa of Calcutta

 Favorite Bible Verses:  Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  Romans 8:28 “All things work for good for those who love God.” John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled, you have faith in God; have faith in me also.”  James 4:8 “Draw near to God, and God will draw near to you”.

 Had a passion for the game since early childhood.  I grew up watching the Orioles at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore.  Each Easter my father got my and my 4 siblings Junior Orioles Season Tickets.  I remember being in 1st grade in the Fall of 1983 and watching the O’s win the World Series on a small 6″ black & white tv on their kitchen counter.  I remember falling asleep on summer nights as a kid listening to the O’s games on AM radio in his bottom bunk bed.  I played 4 years of baseball at Loyola High School in Baltimore.  I pitched, played middle infield and outfield.

Fav Active Player:  Nick Markakis

Fav Pitcher: Nolan Ryan

Fav Hitter (childhood):  Eddie Murray

Fav Hall of Fame Pitcher:  Mordecai “3-Finger” Brown, Sandy Koufax, Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson

Fav Hall of Famers:  Hack Wilson, Rogers Hornsby, Hank Greenberg, Jimmie Foxx, Cobb, Mantle, Ruth, Gehrig

Fav to watch on the bases:  Ricky Henderson

Fav Defensive Highlights: Brooks Robinson at 3rd

Fav Slugger to watch: Jose Canseco

Fav Oriole of all time: Joe Orsulak

Fav Faded-away Orioles: Sam Horn, Mickey Tettleton

Fav Unsung hero: Shoeless Joe Jackson

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