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 CHRISM MASS 2019

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Mary Sharon Moore presents

'Awakening Vocations Process’

in Great Bend

Prince of Peace Parish to

offer ‘vocational guides’

AT right is Father Reggie Urban, Mary Sharon Moore, and Sister Celeste Albers, OP.

By DAVID MYERS
Southwest Kansas Register

GREAT BEND -- Sister Celeste Albers, OP, realized recently that the way she had been viewing vocational discernment – deciding the path God wants one to take in life – was, well, “backwards.” After attending the Awakening Vocations workshops recently in Great Bend, she said she learned that, “Instead of thinking first about whether I am called to be a priest, brother, sister, deacon, or in lay ministry, I first need to look at the charisms [gifts of the Holy Spirit] God has given me.”
Once one discovers those gifts, she said you then need to “pray to know God’s will.  I then discern whether I am being called to the celibate, married, or single lifestyle.”
It’s only then that “I discern the specific vocational call I have received from God.”
With the title of “Sister” before her name, it goes without saying that Sister Celeste has already determined her vocation. But as pastoral minister at Prince of Peace Parish, this knowledge will come in useful when lending guidance to those members of the parish who are in discernment.  
The Awakening Vocations workshops were presented by Mary Sharon Moore, founding director of “Awakening Vocations,” author of “Touching the Reign of God” and “Living in God’s Economy,” and a contributing columnist for the Southwest Kansas Register.
“The Awakening Vocations process consists of four workshops,” Moore said, “two for the parish’s core team and two for a broader parish audience. At the heart of the process is an awakening to the powerful anointing in the Holy Spirit that each person receives in Baptism, and how that anointing plays out in the course of one’s life. The process gives people a way to discern God’s calling in light of their anointing, in a simple, straightforward way.”
As a result of the program, the parish is forming a team of “vocational guides” who have gone through formation to help fellow parishioners in the vocation discernment process.
Discerning a vocation is a journey, and parishes could benefit from having “vocational guides” to “help anyone at any time to discern where God is calling them…” Sister Celeste said. “For example, if someone loses their job or retires, a vocational guide can meet with them and help them discern where God might be leading them at this time in their life.  Homebound ministers were also encouraged to become vocational guides to help those who are homebound to discern what vocational call they are receiving from God in their particular circumstances.”
Besides implementing the vocational guides program in Prince of Peace Parish, Sister Celeste noted that the parish is planning to bring Mary Sharon Moore back in a year “to talk to our parishioners at Mass about how all of us are called to awaken vocations by our deep commitment to Gospel living.
The parish will also offer a “Next-Step” Café for seniors in high school, youth who are college-age and young adults from the diocese. She describes this session as offering “tasty variations of the anchor workshop focusing on their particular questions around “what to do with my life”.
Moore noted that the unique feature of the Awakening Vocations process is the way it frames the U.S. Bishops’ pastoral plan for faith formation, “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us,” in a clear vocational context.
“This vocational piece is absolutely critical to addressing any vocation shortage in the Church, and the Church’s effective witness in the world,” she said.
“I am so grateful to Father Reggie Urban and Sister Celeste for inviting me to walk members of Prince of Peace Parish through the Awakening Vocations process. Father Reggie and Sister Celeste have such a heart for God’s people and for good, solid, and meaningful faith formation for adults.
“Based on comments from participants, I have the impression that the Awakening Vocations process had an awakening effect,” Moore said. “A lot of things got ‘knit together’ in their understanding of what a living Catholic faith is all about.”
Between 25-30 people attended each session.
“I was very pleased with the overall way the program went,” Sister Celeste said. “The support of our parish staff and the vocations commission was energizing for me.  However, we know that this was just the tip of the iceberg in relation to the implementation of the program.”

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Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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