"Called by Name Program" - This weekend we will kick off our Called by Name program; this program is an effort to identify single men in our parish(ages 16-55) who have the faith and gifts to possibly serve us as a priest in the future. The homily today will speak to this issue. Please take home a response card that youll find in the pews; it contains the qualities desired in a priesthood candidate. Please pray about what single men have those qualities from your experience and consider submitting their names at Mass next week. The men whose names are submitted by parishes throughout the diocese will be invited to a retreat with the Bishop Hubbard on January 13, 2013.
"Called by Name Program" - The homily times at Masses on the weekends of November 17/18 and 24/25 will be dedicated to the "Called by Name" program. Recall that this program only involves identifying possible priest candidates; it is planned to have a future program for identifying possible candidates for diaconate, lay ministry and religious life. Please continue to pray about what single men (ages 16-55) from our parish you might submit as someone you feel has the spiritual and leadership gifts to possible be a priest.
"Called by Name Program" - You are well aware that there is a need for more faithful and gifted men to serve as priests in our diocese. You, your children, nieces and nephews deserve to have your spiritual needs met in the future. In order for that to happen, we need to call forth from our faith communities and families more men to serve as priests in the future. The upcoming "Called by Name" program is your opportunity to give voice to what men you would like as priests in the future. Please pray about this; its critical to our future. You will be invited to submit the name of someone you believe could possibly be a fine priest on the weekend of Nov 24/25. He will then be invited to a retreat with Bishop Hubbard on January 13, 2013.
"Called by Name Program" - Today is "Priesthood Sunday" and we are kicking-off a diocesan-wide program entitled, "Called by Name." The goal of the program is to identify single men (ages 16-55) in our parish who have the spiritual and leadership gifts to possible be a priest someday. The weekends of November 17/18 and 24/25 are the key weekends in this effort. Over the next month, please prayerfully consider what men from our parish might be someone whose name you could submit on the weekend of November 24/25. Please take home a copy of the brochure found in your pew; it contains a description of the program, then qualities desired in a candidate for the priesthood and a wonderful vacation prayer.