Viatorian Voices: Conversations on the Way

Join us to learn more about the Viatorians, our charism, mission, and ministry, and the ways our brothers, priests, associates, and communities are proclaiming Christ and His Gospel and raising communities where faith is lived, deepened, and celebrated. Our host Jim Mitchell (SVHS ’77, Mitchell Marketing Management) chats with new guests each episode about another exciting and integral area of our ministry and community life, and special roundtable episodes offer deeper dives into special topics and stories.

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Ep. 35: Roundtable on Young Adults in Association with Associate Ky Guerrero, Associate Tommy Gugino, and Associate Anthony Gugino

Associates Ky, Tommy, and Anthony join Pre-Associate Dan Masterton from Vocation Ministry for a roundtable. Three Millennials and one Gen-Z’er talk about faith among young adults, the trends they see in the Church and lived faith among their generations, and the way association and the community life of the Viatorians are a strength of living faith. This episode was recorded during the Las Vegas Diocesan Conference of 2022. (This episode debuted September 19, 2022.)

Ep. 34: Viatorian Dads and Husbands with Associate Romeo Perez and Associate Paul Hartz

Associates Romeo Perez and Paul Hartz are both Viatorian associates, husbands of women who are also Viatorian associates, and dads to two teenaged kids, and their families both belong to Saint Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas. In this episode, they offer some reflections from family life, and how their Viatorian identity informs their vocations as associates, parents, and spouses. (This episode debuted on September 5, 2022.)


Ep. 33: Audiobook Aid for Exploring God’s Invitation

This episode offers an audiobook version of excerpts from our discernment guide called Exploring God’s Invitation. The episode offers a few guides and inventories meant to support people in the process of discernment. Each section has a musical cue to indicate that section has concluded, and that the listener(s) may want to pause the episode to take notes, journal, pray, or reflect. This book is available on our discernment resources page. (This episode debuted on August 22, 2022.)


Ep. 32: Live from VYC 2022 with Young Adult Leaders

In this episode, we catch some fresh reflections from VYC 2022’s young adult leaders. Mikey Schumaker (St. Viator High School), Deja Otto (St. Viator Catholic Community Las Vegas), and Kyle Wallisch (St. Viator High School) share some thoughts live from St. George Parish in Bourbonnais, where they are among seven young adults serving as leaders with this year’s delegates. Listen in for hope-filled thoughts on the life of the Church and the Viatorian Community today and going into the future! (This episode was recorded on July 26, 2022, and it debuted on August 8, 2022.)


Ep. 31: Associates in Rural Parish Life with Associate Curt Saindon

Associate Curt Saindon grew up in Beaverville, Illinois, where Viatorians led his parish, St. Mary, and then has settled in Bourbonnais, where Viatorians lead his parish, St. George. Fr. Dan Belanger, CSV, encouraged Curt to explore lay association, and the formation and discernment helped Curt integrate the parts of his faith life, joining his Viatorian history with his commitment to service and participation in his parish community. (This episode debuted on July 25, 2022.)


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