Some of the members of our Vocations Committee attended the Hundredfold Workshop for our Diocese in 2015 and returned with a new attitude and excitement about vocations. In the past couple of years, our Cathedral parish has become much more aware of the need for more vocations. I am happy to say we have a young man from our parish entering seminary this coming fall! Bulletin clips, hymnal bookmarks with pictures of our priests, sisters, deacons and seminarians, and Eucharistic adoration have brought vocations awareness to our parish. Special dinners for our priests, religious and consecrated life and deacons as well as a “Meet our Seminarians” ice cream social are affirming our vocations, and we have encouraged vocations through a vocations panel for the confirmation students, having speakers talk about the priesthood, consecrated life, and married life. Thank you, Rhonda, for giving us some invaluable tools to help us in creating a vocations-friendly culture here at St. Mary’s.
- Glenda Stittsworth