Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
What is Jesus calling us to do? An introduction by Bishop John
In Persona Christi Capitis by Father Juan Salas
Sending us on a mission by Father Tim Hickey
Family prayer for priestly vocations by Anne Shaughnessy
Eucharist as a sacred meal by Father Ted Stoecklein
Individual prayer for priestly vocations by Adam Urban
This series of articles exemplifies the need for and the value of priests
"I don’t know about you, but Lent is a time I ask Jesus to help me “jump-start” the living of my Catholic Faith. Our Lord gives us four ways to practice our walk with Him in the Gospel for Ash Wednesday (Matthew 6:1-18): fasting, almsgiving, prayer, and righteous deeds (for example, acts of kindness). I would like to introduce an important project for the diocese regarding Fasting for Priestly Vocations this Lent." READ MORE ...
"The more I think about it, the more I realize that I find Lent as a twofold experience for my life: challenging and encouraging. I find it challenging because it exhorts me to accompany Jesus on his journey to Jerusalem; on his journey through the desert to get to His cross." READ MORE ...
"Year to year, we in the diocesan vocation office look for and encounter young men who are sincerely seeking direction in their lives. It often happens that I meet a young man, invite him to an Andrew dinner with Bishop John, encourage him to go to a discernment retreat or two, help him to grow in his prayer life, and vigilantly watch his progress ... and after all that, he goes and gets married. Now, some folks might consider this a failure with regard to priestly vocation. But if that young man has honestly sought God’s will and has found peace in his vocation to marriage, then I consider it a great victory." READ MORE ...
“As I was sorting through some of my belongings (trying to simplify my life!), I came across a stack of letters and cards I received from children while I was a seminarian. Getting my first name correct—not to mention my last—was a challenge. But what a beautiful gift! Their questions and comments made me smile then, and they still make me smile now. Some examples….” READ MORE ...