Thursday, April 22, 2010

Andrew Dinner Report

Last night, we held our 6th Andrew Dinner in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

We are averaging over 20 young men attending per dinner.

One current seminarian attended the initial Andrew Dinner last spring and began the application process a few weeks later.

5 of the men currently in application for college seminary this fall (some of whom are already accepted) have attended Andrew Dinners either this spring or last fall.

Last night, at the conclusion of our dinner in West Milton, north of Dayton, one of the attendees approached and said the words every vocation director wants to hear: 'What do I have to do to enter this fall?'

I will call him today!

Thanks for all the prayers, please keep them coming!

(He puts us at a progected 39 seminarians for this fall, one more.......)

UPDATE: One more puts us at 40, my target for this year. Anything over is Gravy.

Oh, they are renovating more rooms at Mount St. Mary's to bring the total student rooms to 65. I really want to have to send guys elsewhere (or come up with alternative housing)....


John F. Kennedy said...

Just one more?

I want them fighting for seats at Mt. St. Marys

Anonymous said...

Re-open St. Greg's!

Father Schnippel said...


We're not quite there, yet, but hopefully soon!

Todd said...

This is wonderful news! Now what is the goal based on the relative Catholic populations of Duluth and Cincinnati? Something like 225? :D

Father Schnippel said...


He never actually said that, but he did hint at it pretty clearly!

Small steps....

Anonymous said...


This makes me curious as to what my diocese's numbers are....guess I will have to check.

However, I pray that all seminaries have full classes this year.

Anonymous said...

Thanks be to God!