One of my favorite Vocation Directors is Fr. Keith Romke from Rockford, Illinois. He is an ardent Chicago Cubs fan and Jesus fan all at the same time! His passion for life and the Church is palpable! When he asked me to speak to the priests and for Leticia and me to speak to the parishioners of his diocese, I was extremely excited.
I did not realize the major surprise the Holy Spirit had ready for me! I met a priest Fr. Steven Clarke, pictured below, who graduated from my parish’s primary school in Houston and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, where my son goes to school, and now is a diocesan priest for the Diocese of Rockford!! WHAT?!?!?
With about 120 priests in the room, the energy was electric! It was one of those presentations where you feel everyone is on board to promote vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life, and sacramental marriage at their parish!
Leticia and I are so excited to go back on October 21st for a workshop in Spanish and English at St. Rita’s parish. You can register here: RockVoc.Org.