Kresta in the Afternoon – August 22, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Practical Tips for Discernment

  • Description: Do you feel like God is calling you to…something, but you don’t know what? Don’t know where to start? Do you find it hard to clear away the noise of life, and apps, and phones and really listen to God? If you said yes to any of these, you aren't alone. Fr George Elliott joins us with practical tips for discernment.
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    • Fr. George Elliott
      Fr. George Elliott is the author of Discernment Do's and Dont's: A Practical Guide to Vocational Discernment. He's a priest of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas where he serves as Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He's also Co-Founder and Director of Catholic CAST Media.
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    • Discernment Do’s and Dont’s: A Practical Guide to Vocational Discernment

      A practical guide to discerning any vocation, married or celebrate! Do you feel like God is calling you to…something, but you don’t know what? Don’t know where to start? Do you find it hard to clear away the noise of life, and apps, and phones and really listen to God? You’re not alone! But, happily, now there is a book to help you cut through the clutter so as to prayerfully discern God’s will for your life…that life to which he calls you and for which He created you. Discernment Do’s and Don’ts, a practical guide to vocational discernment for Catholic teens and young adults, combines the teachings of Scriptures, Church documents, the Church Fathers, and the saints -and a healthy dose of good old common sense – into one handy “How to” guide on finding God’s will for you. College chaplain, tech apostle, and parish priest Fr. George Elliott shows young people how to navigate seven different states of the discernment process and provides one best practice (the Do’s) to employ and one pitfall to avoid (the Don’ts) at each stage. Discernment Do’s and Don’ts is an invaluable guide offering a wealth of practical advice and resources including:

      • Tips to help you hear God calling you by name
      • Aids to identify obstacles in the discernment process and overcome them
      • Stories of real teens and young adults finding (or not finding…yet) their vocations
      • Scripture passages, teaching from the Church Fathers, and examples from the lives of the Saints
      It’s easy to “get stuck” when discerning your vocation. Fr. Elliott has gone through the process himself and helped countless young people find God’s plan for their lives…and now he’ll help you! Discernment Do’s and Don’ts lays out a clear path and helps young people identify anything that may be interfering with the discernment process and suggests ways to overcome those obstacles. Though written for teens and young adults, every Catholic not yet settled in a definitive vocation and anyone who cares about such “seekers” (That’s you, parents!) should read this book. (learn more)

+  Hope after Suicide (2 segments)

  • Description: Suicide rates in the US are the highest they've been since WWII. What happens when a loved dies by suicide? Is there hope for their soul? Does the family have a hope of moving on? We talk with Fr Chris Alar.
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    • Fr. Chris Alar
      Father Chris entered the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, the religious community entrusted with spreading the message and devotion of Divine Mercy, as a postulant in July, 2006. Prior to that, he received a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan. After working several years at a Fortune 500 company, he began his own consulting company in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2000. After answering the Lord's call, he attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, for his philosophy studies and earned his Masters of Divinity from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Over the past several years he has been mentored by the world's leading experts in Divine Mercy, and he has spoken at over 100 parishes to date. Currently he lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, where he serves as "Fr. Joseph, MIC," the director of the Association of Marian Helpers.
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    • After Suicide: There’s Still Hope for Them and You

      Addressing the hard issue of suicide simply and pastorally, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, and Jason Lewis, MIC, draw from the teaching of the Church, the message of Divine Mercy, and their own experience of losing a loved one to offer readers two key forms of hope: hope for the salvation of those who've died by their own hand, and hope for the healing of those left behind. This book is a must-read for all those trying to make sense out of such a difficult subject. Remarkably, the spiritual principles of healing and redemption apply not only to a loss from suicide, but by any cause of death. (learn more)

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