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Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

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Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom and Lori McKenzie like to go to rock concerts and watch Minnesota Wild games, and they’re not sure they act much like the parents of a future priest.

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Former musician, relatively new Catholic, follows Christ into priesthood

Former musician, relatively new Catholic, follows Christ into priesthood

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Byron Hagan’s self-described 10-year “journey of intellectual discovery” led him not only to join the Catholic Church, but also to seek to serve it as a priest.

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For Anderson, childhood Bible jump-starts journey to priesthood

For Anderson, childhood Bible jump-starts journey to priesthood

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

An accidental glance at a Bible atop a stack of cardboard moving boxes was the turning point in Jake Anderson’s spiritual life.

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Diabetes suffering nearly derailed vocation, now enhances it

Diabetes suffering nearly derailed vocation, now enhances it

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deacon James Stiles’ journey to the priesthood nearly ended before it began.

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Deacon Powers takes cues from father, a permanent deacon

Deacon Powers takes cues from father, a permanent deacon

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

John Powers was a junior at St. John’s University in Collegeville when he jumped at the chance to spend a three-day weekend within the abbey of the Benedictine monks who founded the school. He wasn’t thinking about joining their community, he said; he was simply intrigued by their life and knew it might be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Although the monastery sat in the heart of campus, students weren’t ordinarily permitted in its confines.

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Daily Mass during college years paved road to priesthood

Daily Mass during college years paved road to priesthood

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The light of faith grew gradually brighter in Deacon Thomas (T.J.) McKenzie’s life until, as a college senior, he could see his vocation to the priesthood clearly enough to pursue it.

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Nigerian native desires to serve the poor, communicate well

Nigerian native desires to serve the poor, communicate well

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a self-described “new chicken” to the United States, Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu tries to learn something from each person he encounters. While studying to become a priest, Deacon Nwachukwu, 35, has also had to acclimate to American culture.

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With eclectic interests, Hughes brings strong prayer life into priesthood

With eclectic interests, Hughes brings strong prayer life into priesthood

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Check for a Roman collar on that bearded guy on the motorcycle. He could be your next associate pastor.

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