Path to the Priesthood: Fr. Daniel Mould

Fr. Daniel Mould, FSSP

Fr. Daniel Mould was born in 1987 in Timaru, a town on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. He received a Catholic education at Sacred Heart Primary School and Roncalli College in Timaru and spent 2 years at the University of Otago in Dunedin studying for a bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. It was while studying the complexities of biology that the truth of the power and goodness of God became undeniable. This led to an intense and rapid renewal of faith, such that he felt it was necessary to leave his studies and pursue the possibility of a religious or priestly vocation.

Fr. Mould during his ordination

Some providential events led him to attend his first Traditional Mass at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch, and he remembers thinking, “…this is awesome, this is the Mass the saints talk about…” He tried to figure out how he could be a priest that only does the Traditional Mass. Within a few months, the Cathedral’s Latin Mass became an apostolate of the Fraternity of St. Peter, so that settled that question. He applied to enter Ezechiel House in Sydney, Australia, for his first year of formation before going on to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in the United States. Fr. Mould would like thank everybody who has helped him with their sacrifices and prayers – please continue to pray for him, and he will remember you at the altar.

August 31, 2018