The next day, Jesus decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, "Follow me." - John 1:43
Friday, October 17, 2008
While always dangerous, initial impressions seem to be very favorable across the board. Archbishop Schnurr brings a wealth of administrative experience, both at the diocesan level and the level of the USCCB. During the press conference, he had a very good pastoral sense and said all the right things. He did mention the success he's had in promotion of vocations, and is therefor heading to our seminary this afternoon. In that vein, two things: he mentioned that he appointed himself as Vocation Director when he went to the diocese of Duluth, prompting some in the crowd to look at me and say 'start packing!' and that during his tenure in Duluth, vocations tripled. All of which I am very happy to hear.
Now, what everyone was waiting to hear:
Start date: November 30th
Mass of Welcome: December 7th
Drop of title 'Co-Adjutor': upon the retirement of Archbishop Pilarczyk, which is yet to be determined.
I am Fr. Kyle Schnippel and currently am the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. I believe there is a tide of vocations to the priesthood and religious life waiting to happen, and as the faithful continue to grow in their own pursuit of holiness, these vocations will flourish.