What does it take to become a priest? You might be surprised. The Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Edmonton is pleased to present “Called By Name,” a new video series that tells the stories of six men who took very different paths to priesthood. This month, our featured priest is Father Kris Schmidt, who currently serves as associate pastor at St. Joseph Basilica. As a young man, Kris was crazy about both hockey and his beloved girlfriend. When the idea of priesthood came to him, his first reaction was “no way!” But he knew he had to do something meaningful with his faith. View the video and hear him speak candidly about his personal journey. We will be releasing a new video each month through April. Come and See!

Called By Name: Father Kris from Archdiocese of Edmonton on Vimeo.