Weekly Vocations Message
Attention all Catholic women ages 15-25 – are you wondering what God’s plan is for your life? Come explore this very question during the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Annual Fiat Days vocation discernment retreat. Spend time with other young women your age as you listen to the Lord’s call in your life through Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and conversations with consecrated religious. Friendly competition, games, great food, and more round out the camp. Fiat Days will be July 5-8 at Saint Mary Providence Center, Elverson. Cost is $100 per person. Register by June 21 to attend. Details and registration can be found at www.hbgdiocese.org/fiat-days. Questions? Please contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all young Catholic men – are you wondering what God’s plan is for your life? Do you need guidance in your discernment? Join us for Quo Vadis Days for a time of recreation, fellowship, prayer and guidance as you explore God’s call for your life. Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recreation and sports, discernment talks and great food are all included in this weeklong camp. Quo Vadis Days is for men ages 15-25 and will be June 26 - 30 at Mount Saint Mary's University and Seminary. Cost is $100 per person. Register by June 17 to attend. Details and registration can be found at https://www.hbgdiocese.org/event/quo-vadis-days/. Questions? Please contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email email@example.com.
“If you are called by name, you should be prayed for by name”
Next weekend, the Vocations Ministry will have Seminarian Prayer Packets available for individuals and families who will agree to pray for one seminarian BY NAME daily. Each packet has the name and basic information about one of our 26 Harrisburg Seminarians, the journey to priesthood, and what a typical Day in the Life of a seminarian is like. This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about vocations. Please prayerfully consider adopting a seminarian as part of your daily prayers.
What is Priesthood Sunday?
Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church.
The Vocations Ministry team invites you to celebrate Priesthood Sunday on October 28th. This is a good opportunity to show your appreciation and support to our priests. After the 9:00 am and 10:30 am masses, our priests will greet parishioners in the cafeteria and share refreshments. Materials will be available for children to make cards or pictures for our priests.
“Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”
A Special Thank You...
The Support Our Seminarians project of Corpus Christi Parish would like to thank SJA for the generous donation of $1,730 and postage stamps collected in August for Harrisburg seminarians.
What is Priesthood Sunday?
Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor the priesthood in the United States. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. Our parish Vocations Ministry team invites you to celebrate Priesthood Sunday after ALL Masses on the weekend of October 27 & 28. Following each Mass the celebrant will greet parishioners in the cafeteria and share refreshments. This is a good opportunity to show your appreciation and support to our priests. Materials will be available for children to make cards or pictures for our priests.
“Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
If you ask the Lord this question in prayer, are you ready to respond with a joyful “yes”? Consider following Christ more closely as a priest or in consecrated life. Talk to Father Al or Father Brian Wayne, Director of Vocations, at (717) 657-4804 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out this website: www.diocesanpriest.com
Starting Monday July 23, the SJA Pilgrim Cross will be renamed “Vocations Cross” and fall under the Vocations Ministry. Although this program has been at St. Joan of Arc for almost 20 years, you may not be familiar with it.
The Vocations Ministry invites families and individuals to take the Vocations Cross and prayer book home for one week to pray for religious vocations. Please call the parish office or visit the website to sign up. The schedule for the Vocations Cross will continue to be posted online and in the weekly bulletin.
What is God’s plan for your life? All Catholic young women ages 15 – 25 are invited to our Fiat Days vocation discernment retreat. It’s a great opportunity to know Jesus more deeply and help you to discern your vocation in life while having a lot of fun with other Catholic young women. Fiat Days will be held July 1 – 3, 2018 at Mount St. Mary’s University. There is a $50 registration fee, all other expenses funded by the Diocese of Harrisburg. Registration forms can be found at www.hbgdiocese.org. You may also contact the Office of Vocations at (717) 657-4804, ext. 282 or email email@example.com with questions or for a registration packet.
Here is a video of the variety of activities at a fiat Days event. Although this video is from the Diocese of Arlington, it was held at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emittsburg, MD where the Harrisburg Diocese holds our Fiat Days:
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6XIj7_EhUM
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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