Join Fr. Craig Giera and Fr. David Pellican as they explore the richness of priestly vocations and share how each of us can support this mission.
The Office for Priestly Vocations is the chief promoter of vocational awareness for the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Detroit. We are Men of the Hearts because both the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus beat as one to animate the call in young men.
January 12th, 2022 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 mins
Fr. David and Fr. Craig take a deep dive into the mystery of offering Mass from a priest’s perspective. They share about their own experiences with saying the Mass, both their first Masses and in recent days during sickness. Fr. Craig shares how a Gospel passage addressed his fears of the priesthood. Fr. David shares stories of epic priests over the years. Together they reflect on the feeling of unworthiness when discerning the priesthood and God’s ability to use our smallness to feed His people.
December 8th, 2021 | Season 1 | 59 mins 29 secs
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Fr. Craig and Fr. David host Fr. John Riccardo, who shares his vocation story which led him to the priesthood, including hearing God speak to him, journeying to Rome, and how what he considers his “conversion experience” continues to develop his faith life to this day.
November 2nd, 2021 | Season 1 | 1 hr 5 mins
Bishop Battersby joins Fr. David and Fr. Craig in the studio to share his vocation story.
October 12th, 2021 | Season 1 | 56 mins 44 secs
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Fr. David takes the lead as he and Fr. Craig discuss the Ignatian spiritual exercises and their experience on the 30-day silent retreat that all seminarians attend.
September 30th, 2021 | Season 1 | 1 hr 17 mins
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Fr. Zach and Fr. Drew Mabee, brothers in the priesthood and brothers biologically, discuss their conversions to Catholicism, their journeys to the priesthood, and how they grow in faith and fraternity together.
July 26th, 2021 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
Fr. Steve Pullis joins Fr. Craig and Fr. David to discuss his vocation story, his assignments as a priest, and his new role as the Director of Pastoral Formation at Sacred Heart.
June 25th, 2021 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
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Fr. Bryan Kassa, Director of Vocations for the Chaldean Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle, joins Fr. Craig and Fr. David to discuss his vocation story and the importance of fully surrendering to the will of God.
May 18th, 2021 | Season 1 | 59 mins 34 secs
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Fr. Charlie Fox joins Men of the Hearts to talk about his own vocation story, as well as formation, what it really is, and why it’s so important.
April 16th, 2021 | Season 1 | 58 mins 57 secs
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Archbishop Vigneron joins Fr. Craig and Fr. David to talk about his own vocation story and give advice to those discerning.
March 23rd, 2021 | Season 1 | 50 mins 52 secs
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Fr. Craig and Fr. David discuss signs from God, how we can prepare for them, and what signs might indicate a calling to the priesthood.
February 24th, 2021 | Season 1 | 36 mins 23 secs
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In this first episode of Men of the Hearts, hosts Fr. Craig Giera, Director of Priestly Vocations, and Fr. David Pellican, Associate Pastor at Divine Child Parish, introduce themselves, their vocation stories, and what to expect in the future of the podcast.