Father Cole advises those considering priesthood to… He believes, “Our Lord is there with you, he walks right next to you. If your heart is tugging you toward priesthood take it one day at a time.” He also points out that those who enter the seminary are not signing up right then and there for priesthood.They have time to discern if the call is growing within or if it’s something that’s not really for them.Christopher Parish in Tonawanda and joined the Catholic Church.He graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism.He knew of people who felt called to the priesthood but went in another direction.They love their family but always had it in the back of their minds wondering what the priesthood would have been like.Father Cole loves to read, ski, rollerblade and ride his bike.He has a house in Buffalo and enjoys visiting Delaware Park when he has time off.
One day at a time, one semester at a time, and before he knew it, seven years brought him to June 3, 2017 and his ordination to the priesthood. Peter and Paul Parish in Hamburg where he currently serves.
Cole Webster was born the only child of parents who left their Catholic upbringing to worship in protestant denominations.
He was raised in Amherst and attended private Christian School.
When he would attend Mass with relatives as a young person, he was impressed by so much of what went on.
He noted, “Following a ritual along with the universal church as well as the reverence all throughout with kneeling, crossing yourself before the Gospel, and other body language was something awe inspiring to me that I could picture myself doing.
I was always in awe of priests even when I was a kid.” He had goals set to finish college, build his resume and become a department head in the hotel industry.