Fr. Dave Sizemore

What were some of the challenges you faced while discerning your call to the priesthood, and what gave you the strength/courage to overcome them?  One challenge I faced while discerning priesthood was to choose between two goods:  priesthood and married/family life.  When I first entered the seminary I was very much attracted to both vocations.  […]

Fr. Chris Yakkel

What were some of the challenges you faced while discerning your call to the priesthood, and what gave you the strength/courage to overcome them? A couple of things come to mind. For one, I always had a desire to get married and have a family. So as I started discerning the call to priesthood more […]

Fr. Kyle Tennant

If you’ve ever driven US 52 westbound through New Boston, Ohio, you’ve probably seen a little church on the corner of Pine Street with a statue on the facade under a darkening copper roof. That is St Monica Church, a tiny yet healthy parish of 100 or so families. 2016 marks its centenary as a […]

Fr. Dan Olvera

Dan Olvera was raised in Columbus, Ohio and served as a middle school mathematics teacher for the past 17 years. He holds a teaching license in elementary education with certification in middle school mathematics and a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University. He also is a licensed principal having obtained a masters from OSU. Said […]

Fr. Brian Beal

At age twenty-six, Brian Beal found himself unexpectedly appointed the Executive Director of Pro-Life of Mercer County, Ohio. “When I took this position, my heart and mind were drawn to discerning a call to the priesthood. After discussions with my spiritual director, it was clear that God was giving me a specific Pro-Life mission to […]

Fr. Ed Shikina

  What were some of the challenges you faced while discerning your call to the priesthood, and what gave you the strength/courage to overcome them? One challenge I had before seminary was not taking enough concrete steps to move forward. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to be a priest but I did not enter […]

Fr. Stash Dailey

What were some of the challenges you faced while discerning your call to the priesthood, and what gave you the strength/courage to overcome them? This question invites me to enter into memories which, I have to admit, form my identity yet are not always at the forefront of my mind. In some sense I have […]