Prayer For Vocations

Heavenly Father, Bless your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers, and sisters. Give those you have called to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world, the special graces that their lives require. Form us all in the likeness of Your Son, so that in Him, with Him, and through Him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.

2016 Annual Seminarian Christmas Party

The annual Seminarian Christmas Party is a time to celebrate the past year with family and friends. Including 2 new men present who are in the application process for seminary, the 32 men helped decorate the refectory in the Holy Cross Diocesan Center to welcome their parents and friends, as well as diocesan priests, deacons, the sisters from Mater Redemptoris, the Knights of Columbus and the La Crosse Area Vocations Society, just to name a few. The celebration begins with a Mass where, this year, 4 seminarians received the Right of Candidacy and they are: Joseph Richards, Eric Mashak, Timothy … Continue reading 2016 Annual Seminarian Christmas Party

What one book would I want if I were stranded on a desert island…

This morning I GOOGLED the phrase, “What one book would I want if I were stranded on a desert island” and it came up with 1,940,000 hits.  Nearly two million other people have pondered that question as well.  I only perused a few of the sites and enjoyed a few answers, my favorite was, “An Idiot’s Guide to Getting off a Deserted Island”.   Besides the Bible, I would probably want a James Michener novel such as Centennial. Some days I think we all would like to be stranded on a deserted island just to escape the busyness of life … Continue reading What one book would I want if I were stranded on a desert island…