Catholic Connection – May 28, 2015 – Hour 2

+  Intro and News

  • Description: Sherry Brownrigg fills in for Teresa Tomeo.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Sherry Brownrigg

+  How to Increase Vocations

  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Ralph O’Donnell
      Executive Director , Secretariat for Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations (USCCB)

      Father O’Donnell holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri (1993), a master’s of divinity from St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois (1997) and a master’s in spirituality from Creighton University in Omaha (2000). He was ordained on June 7, 1997. After ordination, he has served as associate pastor of Mary Our Queen Parish (1997-2001) and St. Vincent de Paul Parish (2001-2003) in Omaha, chaplain of the Omaha chapter of Legatus (2001-2011), vocation director for the Archdiocese of Omaha (2003-2008), pastor of St. Bridget and St. Rose Parishes in Omaha (2008-2011), director of the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Omaha (2008-2011), vice rector/dean of students for Conception Seminary College (2011-2015).

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+  How to Increase Vocations

  • Description: Fr. Ralph O’Donnell continued

+  Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

  • Description: Teens are usually disengaged at Mass not because they don’t care about God or don’t want to know Him but because no one has ever connected the dots between the ritual and the relationship. Altaration acknowledges “the elephant in the sanctuary” as Mark Hart calls it, encouraging and challenging the teens to take another look – a deeper look – at the liturgy and all that heaven is doing here on earth through it.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Fr. Michael Schmitz

      Fr. Michael Schmitz serves as both the director of youth and young-adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as the chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota. He also travels nationally and internationally giving talks and leading retreats and conferences.

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+  Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

  • Description: Fr. Michael Schmitz continued

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