The concerns from youth and young adults discussed at the synod suggested providing assemblies or synods and on a parish level, priests and other leaders identifying mentors for young people, bringing youth into church leadership roles and help them to embrace their vocation.
God calls us all to live a holy life, to do the will of God in everything so that we may devote ourselves to the glory of God and to the service of our neighbors.
We take time this first week of November to intentionally pray for a response to the vocations of priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.
This year’s National Vocation Awareness Week allows me to highlight the remarkable health of the seminaries that form our future priests.
Society already makes it hard enough for a young person to hear their call today; shouldn’t we as a church be doing all we can to make it easier?
Deacon Derek Wiechmann’s vocation story began with faithful Catholic upbringing and strong priestly influences along the way.
• The Vocation Office of the St. Cloud Diocese invites boys from grades seven through 10 to attend one of three vocation camps. They are from June 13-15 in Battle Lake, June 20-22 in Avon and July 11-13 in Big Lake. Daily activities include morning and evening prayer, presentations, vocation stories, breakout sessions, adoration, confession, […]