Recently a check was donated to Murphy Lierley to help with the cost of his study for the priesthood at the seminary. Dawnell Glunz, a member of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant, is shown presenting the check. In May, Murphy will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Thomistic philosophy from Saint Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward. (Courtesy photo)
Lierley to speak at brunch
Murphy Lierley of Grant will be the featured speaker at the Magnificat Brunch hosted by the Ogallala Chapter, Our Lady of the Harvest, on Saturday, Feb, 1 at 9 a.m. The brunch will be served at the Quality Inn, off the I-80 Exit.
Lierley was born and raised in Grant with two older sisters. He graduated from Perkins County High School in 2009.
Shortly after graduation, he witnessed a near-fatal farm accident involving his father.
Lierley went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at UNL, he was given the opportunity to grow in his faith with young men and women who were on fire with their Catholic faith.
After prayer and discernment, he entered the seminary formation for the Lincoln diocese in 2011.
This May, Lierley will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Thomistic Philosophy from Saint Gregory the Great Seminary.
He will then decide with the help of the Bishop where he will spend the final four years of his seminary studies.
To register for the brunch, contact Julie Sestak at P.O. Box 142, Madrid, NE 69150, 308-326-4475 or e-mail at
In the Ogallala area those interested in registering may sign up at either Ben Franklin or Silver Thimble Sewing Center on North Spruce Street. The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 27.