Last weekend, 5 men were ordained as Transitional Deacons. They join one other, who will all be ordained Priests in June! This past week has been National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 4- Nov. 11). What can we do to encourage vocations is always a constant question. One is pray that more young people are open to the Lord’s call and that they respond generously. Another is to encourage our young people that God might actually be calling them to serve Him as Religious Women and Men or as Deacons or Priests! God consistently calls us to follow Him in different ways and sometimes that is through service to the Church as lay leaders, and sometimes it is through ministry as a religious or a priest or deacon. We must constantly encourage our young people to be open! You never know what the Lord has in mind for us! We pray for our young people that they might grow in their love of God and of His People and be involved in the Church.
For now, we continue our walk with the Lord.