ANDREW DINNER
 
Evening with Auxiliary Bishop, priests, pastors, seminarians and young men who are invited to consider a call to the priesthood.

Andrew Dinners for 2013-2014 will be scheduled in the near future.

 
  WHAT IS AN ANDREW DINNER?

Andrew Dinners give priests an opportunity to invite young men, who they think has the qualities needed to be a good priest, to have dinner with an Auxiliary Bishop in their area in a relaxed atmosphere.  It gives the young men a chance to ask questions and learn more about the life of a priest and to hear vocation stories from the Bishop, priests and seminarians.  It also gives the Bishop a chance to interact and encourage them to follow the Lord's call.

 

WHY IS IT CALLED ANDREW DINNER?

An Andrew Dinner is named after St. Andrew, who in the Gospel according to John, brought his brother Simon Peter to meet Jesus.  All priests are asked to notice qualities in young men that would be good in a future priest and to encourage them to listen for God's call to the priesthood.


WHAT DOES AN ANDREW DINNER INCLUDE?

The evening begins with a meet and greet among the bishop, priests and other young men.  It is followed by saying Evening Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours and Dinner.  The evening is an opportunity to hear vocation stories and ask questions.


WHAT HAPPEND NEXT?

You'll be sent a monthly e-newsletter about events and topics that might help you to contine to think about a call to the priesthood.  Depending on your age and interest in finding out more about the priesthood, you will be invited to other events.


WHO IS THE CONTACT?

One of the priests you will meet at an Andrew Dinner is the Archdiocese of Chicago Vocation Director, Fr. Francis Bitterman.  His works with men who are prayerfully listening to what life God is call them to live.  For further information or to make a reservation, contact Fr. Francis Bitterman at 312-534-8298, fbitterman@archchicago.org
 

 

FR. FRANCIS BITTERMAN, VOCATION DIRECTOR, ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO, 312-534-8298
835 N. RUSH ST., CHICAGO, IL 60611
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