The U.S. Catholic Church will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 5-11. This weeklong celebration, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations, is a special time for parishes to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew prayers and support for those who are considering one of these vocations. More ... Friday, November 3, 2017
As director of Vocations for our Diocese, I would like to invite you to pray that more young people might hear and answer the Lord’s call to priesthood and religious life in our Diocese.
This week (Nov. 5-11), the Church in our country is celebrating “Vocation Awareness Week,” and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you not only to pray for vocations but also to join in the work of encouraging vocations to priesthood and religious life.
“Here I am Lord! Is it I, Lord?” more than 900 students of Christian Brothers Academy, sang as they welcomed Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., with a gathering hymn before the start of Mass dedicated to vocations. More ... Thursday, November 2, 2017
When Father Dave Swantek, pastor of St. Martha Parish, Point Pleasant, heard about the “frontier priests” of Alaska as a child, he could only dream that he would one day have the same mission. Now, every August, he flies to “The Last Frontier” to bring the Gospel and Sacraments to Catholics in the small tourist town of Skagway. More ... Thursday, November 2, 2017
For most people, photographs of Blessed Celine Borzecka, who founded the Sisters of the Resurrection, may not be as familiar as those of some holy women who have earned that heavenly title. But in Howell, where Blessed Celine’s contemporary religious daughters arrived in 1965 to open St. Veronica School, that is not the case. More ... Thursday, November 2, 2017