Answering God's Call

Aired 1997-98 and 2011-12. Presented by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops It's Wednesday in Baltimore's Federal Hill neighborhood, and Father Mitch Rozanski, pastor of Holy Cross Parish, struggles up the five flights to the top of the church's steeple.  The bells of the 150+ year-old church need to be fixed. Meanwhile, in St. Inigoes, on Maryland's southern shore, Fr. Patrick Smith, pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish, goes up the steps of a modest home on a rural lane. He is making a house call on an elderly, housebound parishioner.  They will read Scripture together and sing hymns.  Welcome to the world of the parish priest after Sunday Mass.  Directed by Academy Award winner Gerardine Wurzburg, "Answering God's Call" brought viewers into a world where the mundane and the spiritual must work hand in hand.  And with God's help they do a pretty good job of balancing it all!