There were some slight revisions to the previously posted Vocation Views, revised version is attached above.
If you would like to experience the National Catholic Youth Conference, but you can’t afford to go all the way to Indianapolis or if you don’t have the time to commit to an entire weekend away, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have just what you are looking for!
On Friday, November 22, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor at St. Clare Convent are opening their doors for an NCYC Live-feed event which will include a live praise and worship band, pizza and, of course, a live feed of all that is happening at NCYC in Indianapolis!
Cost for the night is just $10, but nobody will be turned away for financial reasons. So, talk to your youth ministers and youth ministers talk with your teens and make a plan to be there on Friday!!
Get more information by viewing the Indy to Cincy Flyer or by calling Ruthy Trusler at (513) 761-9040 x.132 or email email@example.com.
The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor
will host a
Vocation and Associates Display
Sunday, November 17
after the 10:00 AM Mass at
St. Clare Convent
60 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215 (near Wyoming)
Whether you are discerning a religious vocation or
you would like to help us continue the mission
by joining our Franciscan Associates…
we welcome you to stop by after Mass
for some hospitality and conversation.
Over the past two years, Run for the Call has become a larger and larger effort to raise cultural awareness of the need for vocational discernment and to raise money for seminarians in need of some extra financial assistance to make ends meet while they are in seminary formation. This year, we are continuing to expand our efforts and this year, we are getting some most welcome help from the Knights of Columbus.
On November 16th, the Knights of Columbus- Coldwater Council 1991 is hosting the first annual Run for Vocations at St. Charles Center (formerly St. Charles Seminary – house of formation for the Precious Blood Missionaries) in Carthegena, OH. This run will help the KofC council raise funds that they will use to support individual seminarians by way of scholarship funds. Additionally, it is the Knights hope that they will influence the conversation about the need for more seminarians and the need to support everyone who is discerning his or her particular religious vocation. It’s a win-win! You can register for the race by visiting their website and printing off the registration form. You can then send it in or bring it with you on the morning of November 16th at 8:30 am (when registration begins), and get ready to run at 10:00 when the race begins.
To prepare for that race, come join a Run for the Call running club, at the location nearest you, for the first annual Run for All Souls happening at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 2nd. We will begin our time together in prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and then run (or walk) for about 30 minutes. We’ll then conclude with a prayer together and plan to meet again soon! These running clubs are open to people of every ability and training level, just let us know to expect you by contacting the leader of your group.
Finally, if you are already in shape, members of the Run for the Call team will be joining in the Trick or Trot 5K/10K this coming Sunday, October 27th to support the Fetal Hope Foundation in Mason, OH. Anybody who would like to register as a member of our team, check out this post on our Run for the Call site to get all the information!
Fall is the perfect time to get out and start running and what better way to stay motivated than to be running for a great cause! Come out and run and chase after your vocation today!
As you can see on our Upcoming Events page, Vocation Awareness Week has moved to November this year. While the United States will be promoting the new date for Vocation Awareness Week starting in the fall of 2014, we in the Archdiocese see it as important to remember vocations during every school year. This year’s Vocation Awareness Week will be Sunday, November 17 to Saturday, November 23.
Throughout the coming weeks we will be promoting different ways of celebrating the week with your parish or school. Check back often!
The first is to invite one of our 46 seminarians to your parish. This is the largest seminarian class the Archdiocese has had in more than 20 years! Let’s celebrate that and give our seminarians the chance to share their enthusiasm!
There are many ways they might be utilized in your parishes! Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, how best can a seminarian influence your young people to consider a religious vocation – teach a class on the sacrament of Holy Orders, have lunch with the students and associate with them on the play ground, and/or meet with your venture troop? Seminarians can talk to the RCIA, or help serve a Eucharistic Adoration service where he can speak on the power of this devotion in his discernment. Send your requests on or before November 8 to Jan Hagedorn (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ms. Hagedorn will want to know:
- Parish name and Church or school address
- Contact name, phone number, email address and meeting location
- The date(s), Mass time(s) or class times where the seminarian will speak
- If it is a class or a meeting with a group, the nature of the group and the specific topic if it is not only about vocations.
The Minor Prophets Basketball Team:
This is a team of seminarians who have fun playing basketball with grade school eighth graders and older. Their limited schedule fills quickly, so now is the time to seriously consider the opportunity for young parishioners to associate with the seminarians in a relaxed setting. Your contact is Brian Phelps, 513.233.6194, (email@example.com) with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Don’t let these opportunities pass you by!
Mary, Queen of Vocations – - Pray for us,
The following events will be held during the month of October and are sponsored by religious communities who minister here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati:
A Weekend of Reflection
The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor at St. Clare’s Convent are sponsoring a weekend of discernment for women 20-24 on Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20. Enjoy quiet time, a tour of the beautiful chapel and grounds, an open discussion about religious life and prayerful reflection. The weekend will come to a close following the Sunday 10:00 am Mass. For more information and to RSVP contact Ruthy Trusler at 761-0940 ext. 132 or email@example.com. www.sfp-vocations.org (for the mobile devices m.sfp-vocations.org).
Listen Retreat for Single Women
The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery in Villa Hills, KY are hosting a Listen Retreat on Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, for single women who may be discerning the religious life. This is a great opportunity to experience the Benedictine Way of Life and enjoy others who are seeking God. For more information or to RSVP contact Sr. Cathy Bauer, OSB at 859-331-6324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all other upcoming events click here.
Once again Archbishop Schnurr will be traveling to three different parishes in the coming month to host the Fall Andrew Dinners. There he will meet with young men who are open to exploring the priestly vocation and learning more about life in the seminary. He will sit down to share a meal with them, talk with them and pray with them from 5:30-8:00 pm on the following dates:
- September 24 – Holy Angels, Sidney
- October 2 – St. Anne, Groesbeck (Cincinnati)
- October 10 – Incarnation, Centerville
If you know someone who may be interested in this experience or who may have a call to the priesthood, or if you are someone who is feeling called to this life, give us a call, (513) 421-3131 x.2890 (Fr. Kyle Schnippel – email@example.com) or contact your pastor.