Fr. Benjamin Kosnac is pastor of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He grew up under a Communist regime in Slovakia. His family practiced the Catholic faith despite pressures to abandon it in favor of advantages offered by the government. He entered priestly formation in the final year of Communist rule, and was ordained in 1993. He talks about the connection between altar boys and priestly vocations, highlighting the fact that his parish currently has over 200 young men serving in that program. His parish also features Eucharistic Adoration and prayers before and after Mass, specifically for vocations to the priesthood.
Fr. John Brancich, FSSP, is pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born in Northern Minnesota, and worked professionally as a forester in Rapid City, South Dakota, while discerning his vocation to the priesthood. He credits his time listening to Catholic radio as a major factor in his decision to go forward and pursue that calling. He describes his journey to holy orders, especially the strong influence of Mother Angelica and EWTN.