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Fr Michael Connolly

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Casting the Net Podcast

The podcast for young men thinking about discerning their vocation to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of New York. Casting the Net shares real-life stories from real parish priests near you. Find out how Jesus revealed His plans to them! Get to know your priests, gain a deeper appreciation for the priesthood, and (God-willing!) get inspired to consider your own call to the priesthood!

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Casting the Net with Fr Michael Connolly

Special Episode! Pentecost & Priestly Ordination

Special Episode! Pentecost & Priestly Ordination

This Memorial Day weekend is a particularly joyful one here in the Archdiocese of New York. Cardinal Dolan ordained three new priests on Saturday, and we celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost on Sunday! Check out this episode to hear a few of Fr. Connolly's thoughts...

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About the Podcast

How captivating it must have been for early Christians to gather around and here Peter tell the story of how Jesus got into his boat, called him, and changed the course of his life!

At Jesus’ command, Peter cast aside the nets which represented his life as a fisherman, and followed the Lord Who would make him a “fisher of men.” (Matthew 4)

Casting the Net features the priests of the Archdiocese of New York who, like Peter, have been invited to cast aside the nets of their old lives that they, too, may be fishers of men, sharing in Christ’s priesthood. Each guest will share the story of how Jesus got into his boat and called, “Follow me.”

We hope that the sharing of these vocation stories will encourage and inspire you. Please pray for your priests, and know that we are praying for you, too!

Fr Michael Connolly

Meet Fr Michael Connolly

Hi! I’m Fr. Michael Connolly, a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. I was ordained on May 26, 2018 by Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A “cradle Catholic,” born into a loving and faithful family, I’ve wondered since I was a boy if God might be calling me to the priesthood.

I haven’t always followed Him well, but after briefly straying from the path, I was brought back by God’s mercy and grace to find that, indeed, the priesthood is my vocation! I have never in my life experienced such authentic joy as I have since my priestly ordination, and I am so excited to share that joy with all of you.

Thanks for listening! Please pray for my brother priests and me and know we are praying for you, too!