Our 2014 summer vocation camps have been a terrific success in God's grace! Thanks to all parents and participants, and each person who contributed time and gifts toward making the Call to Holiness and Vocatio Dei such wonderful experiences for our youth.
The Vocations Office supports the Bishop in fostering a culture of vocations within the diocese, and supports the Bishop by nurturing and supporting persons seeking to serve the diocese as priests. The Vocations Office relies upon families, priests and communities within the diocese to promote vibrant faith in our young people, a vibrant faith that will lead our young people to seek and follow Jesus Christ. Additionally, the Vocations Office supports the Bishop in admitting and supporting priesthood formation candidates originating from outside the diocese, and in deed possibly from outside the United States.
"The duty of fostering vocations pertains to the whole Christian community, which should exercise it above all by a fully Christian life. The principal contributors to this are the families which, animated by the spirit of faith and love and by the sense of duty, become a kind of initial seminary, and the parishes in whose rich life the young people take part. . . All priests especially are to manifest an apostolic zeal in fostering vocations and are to attract the interest of youths to the priesthood by their own life . . ." (Vatican Council II)