Fr. Eric Garris, Assistant Coordinator of Vocations for Diocesan Priesthood and Recruiter for Borromeo and St Mary's Seminary joins us.
0:40: The longest title in the history of titles.
1:30: Fr Garris talks about quanitity and quality...and our often focus on numbers.
2:40: Fr. garris' question back when he is asked how many vocations do you have?
3:20: By the time they meet the vocation director....
4:00 When Fr Damian worked in a parish, what was his role?
4:20: The parish needs to mentor someone who would be a good priest.
4:40 It takes many...
5:00: The priest in the parish knows him better and has a relationship with him already.
6:20: When the possible candidate says "Ive been inspired by you, Father."
6:40 Basketball at the Seminary
7:40: Inviting people up to the seminary is like is important.
8:20: Vocation Awareness Week is about Awareness.
8:50: Family Day at the Seminary
10:20: Often the parents are more resistant than the candidate.
11:10: "College guys who love Jesus."
12:00: Culture > Numbers
12:20: We talk about this culture shift with RCIA (soon to be OCIA)
14:00: If you don't have numbers, you don't have anything though.
16:00: Covid set things back.
16:40: We find guys who are ready and guys who are not called.
17:20: The laity have a role to evaluate these seminarians too!
18:40: Discernment central works on both ends of the specturm.
19:00 Discernment in seminary is like dating.
19:20: Vocation is formed within relationship.
20:20: Discernment is a process and you are becoming.
20:40: Seminary is not about ordination, but proper discernment.
21:00 Conforming to the person of Christ.
22:00: It's like not practicing and wanting to play in the NBA.
22:20: It's not about the end game.
22:40: The seminary prepared me but the parish taught me how to be a priest.
23:20: Church Search goes to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Wickliff, OH
24:40: Recording on Election Day: We encourage you to vote today.
25:20: Fr. D hit 300K miles on his Mazda. (original clutch)
25:00: Mazda: Give FD a new car.
26:20: The "I voted" sticker.
27:00: Rising Store is offering free coffee.
27:20: Readings for this week can be found here.
28:00 This is when your life is being demanded of you.
28:40: Email: egarris@dioceseofcleveland
Twitter and Insta: @fathergarris
29:50: Dancing lessons.
30:20: Theology on Tap is next week.
30:40: Office of Black Catholic Ministries - Rosary and Adoration event and their new Director, Sr Jane Nesmith