Church Vocations

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Ever wonder what would have happened if no one reported on Jesus’ resurrection? How would others find out about this marvelous event? Just as Peter proclaims the “Good News” so too does the church today need people willing to proclaim the faith by their witness as priests, deacons, or religious sisters/brothers. Do you wonder if God is inviting you to consider such an exciting vocation? Interested? Then contact Fr. Jonathan (jmcelhone@gscc.net) to talk about your possibilities.

Vocation Prayer

Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd, who cares for and raises up men and women to follow your lead as priests and consecrated religious.  Grace our parish with many new church vocations, granting courage and generosity to our young people in response to the promptings of your Holy Spirit.  May they know the support of their families and our community.  Strengthen too those who have already responded to you as priests, deacons, religious and seminarians. May they constantly be strengthened by our prayers and support for them.  We thank you Jesus for your continual faithfulness in all our lives.  Amen.

This Ministry is to assist the youth and young adults of our parish through prayer and discernment regarding the priesthood, deaconate and religious life.  Opportunities are made available for persons to attend special talks on the spirituality and giftedness of various Church vocations and to participate in experiential "Come and See" vocation programs.  Some of these possibilities are presented at parish and diocesan levels and others at seminaries and religious communities.  Individual consultation and spiritual direction as well as group meetings are arranged for those in our parish and students returning from Universities during their break times.  Frequent Mass, daily prayer and the Sacraments are recommended as part of the vocation discernment process.  Our parish supports this call to discernment through daily prayer for vocations at Mass. 

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Staff Contact:  Fr. Jason Wooleyhan, 817-421-1387

Connect Group Leads: Joyce Fisher