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Pep rally's to priesthood: How a former ND lephrechaum became a priest

Father Andrew Budzinski delivers daily a message of hope, faith and forward to the many that pray in these pews at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.

A South Bend native, Father Andrew as they call him, has been the leader at that church for nearly two years.

But believe it or not the congregation wasn’t always the calling for this cleric.

A student at Notre Dame, Father Andrew confesses he was not a devout catholic, but rather taking interest in the Irish!

And as fate would have it, this father found folly in a different kind of sanctuary!

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