Vocation Recruiter’s View
God, in His great love, always speaks to us. God wants us to know Him, be close to Him, and will tell us the vocation He created us for. One would think that a man praying about priesthood would readily hear God’s voice telling him to go to the seminary. Psalm 46 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” Discernment for priesthood takes several years, and nothing is ever rushed. Discernment requires that the man be open and transparent in truth before his formators, bishop and vocation recruiter. Most of all, discernment means a man must listen as God speaks in the quiet stillness of prayer.
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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. Amen.
- The Variety of Vocations
You’ve probably noticed that at every stage of life you played a different function or varied your opinions. Being a part of the Church family isn’t any different. In fact, if you’ve actively participated in developing your Faith, your image and understanding of reciprocity with God and Church have broadened and developed. We are all
- Our Seminarians’ Coronavirus Stories
Father Victor Feltes, Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Bloomer and St. John the Baptist Parish in Cooks Valley. God has blessed our parishes with priestly vocations. Of the 16 seminarians currently enrolled in major seminary for the Diocese of La Crosse, three belong to St. Paul or St. John the Baptist parishes. These young