Tag: vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

| Deacon Stephan Najarian | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus used many parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. It’s like a mustard seed, a treasure buried in a field, a pearl of great price, and, as we hear this Sunday, like a wedding feast. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb: Jesus the bridegroom, celebrating the union with his bride, the Church, in one huge banquet for all eternity.

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Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

Bismarck diocese priest named to succeed Msgr. Callaghan as seminary rector

| October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The seminary announced Oct. 1 that Msgr. Thomas Richter, a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, has been appointed the seminary’s 15th rector, effective June 1, 2018.

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New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quo Vadis camps launched in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this summer to provide youth with an introduction to vocational discernment.

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Vocations a reminder of God’s presence

Vocations a reminder of God’s presence

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 8, 2017

My sister recently let me know that we here in the archdiocese get 90 more minutes of light each day at this time of year than she gets in Florida. I was grateful that she pointed out to me a subtle gift from God that I would otherwise have taken for granted. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to take for granted the many reminders of God’s love that we encounter every day.

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Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Sandquist was attending an engineering job fair in college when he started to feel “not quite at peace about my future,” he said. He went back to his dorm room to reflect, and priesthood popped into his mind, filling him with “excitement and joy.”

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Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before youth and young-adult themed synod, the Pope wishes to hear from youth around the world via a Vatican-produced survey sent to all dioceses. Survey results will be processed at the Vatican in time for the 2018 synod. Young people ages 18-30 can take the survey at archspm.org/youngadultvoices

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Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

Archdiocese’s group of men to be ordained May 27 one of the largest in U.S.

| May 25, 2017 | 3 Comments

The ordinands are Deacons Paul Baker, Bryce Evans, Nicholas Froehle, Nicholas Hagen, Matthew Quail, Tim Sandquist, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose, Benjamin Wittnebel and Timothy Wratkowski.

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Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

Pedaling priests to bike across Peoria Diocese seeking vocation prayers

| Jennifer Willems | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being a priest has made Father Michael Pica, Father Adam Cesarek and Father Tom Otto so happy that they are preparing to share their joy with people from Rock Island to Danville — literally.

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Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

| Melenie Soucheray | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his 18 months as director of the archdiocesan Office of Vocations, Father David Blume has come to believe that the discernment process is more difficult for women because they have so many options. That’s a challenge for women and for his office, he said.

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At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lifeline brings together high-school-age young people monthly for Mass, socializing and presentations on Catholic living. Archbishop Bernard Hebda celebrated Mass at the Feb. 4 evening event, which focused on discernment, religious vocations and priesthood. Following Mass, priests and religious spoke to separate groups of young men and women.

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Formation a journey — literally — for local Jesuit novices

Formation a journey — literally — for local Jesuit novices

| Susan Klemond | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located on Summit Avenue next to St. Thomas More, a parish in the care of Jesuit priests, the novitiate serves the provincial territory from Kentucky to the Dakotas. The novices, mostly in their 20s, come from a variety of backgrounds and education levels.

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Women, men religious celebrate jubilees

Women, men religious celebrate jubilees

| July 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit congratulates the following members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are serving or have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and are celebrating jubilees this year.

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