It’s now been over a month since our first Ultimate Frisbee Tour stop and after this past weekend’s stop in Dayton at Precious Blood, the tour has finally and unfortunately come to a close. What an awesome tour though!
In just three stops the seminarians were able to compete against nearly 150 teens and young adults from across the Archdiocese! The weather was nearly picture perfect during all three of the tour stops and not once were we forced off the fields due to rain. The overall energy from the young people of this Archdiocese was palpable and by the looks of it, many eyes were opened to just who goes into the seminary.
These are normal guys, with normal likes and dislikes, who like to play, laugh, and have fun, but who also have taken seriously their call to holiness and their call to follow Christ where He leads. For most of these men, that path will be to the priesthood, for some, that may not be where God is asking them to use their gifts and talents. In the meantime, all of them are able to share the joy that comes from seeking and doing the will of God each day of their lives.
And now, without further ado, I give you the long-awaited pictures from the tour . We were not able to take pictures at all the stops but we have many to share, so enjoy! For even more pictures, visit our Facebook page !
Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the many people who deserve extra attention for helping to make this tour such a success. First, to Andrew Cordonnier who first came up with the idea and the seminarians who went along with it! Next, a big thank you to St. Remy in Russia, Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati, and Precious Blood in Dayton for hosting the tour this year. Thanks to the Serra Clubs of Cincinnati and St. Marys/Sidney and those who helped in Dayton for preparing all the food! It was delicious! Thanks to the youth ministers and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for helping to get the word out and helping to attract those who were able to make it. We’ll be counting on you again next year! And finally, and perhaps most importantly, to all those who showed up! We look forward to seeing you all next year! Until then, keep praying for vocations, especially for the men in seminary formation and for your own vocation. May God lead you and may you be willing to follow!