vocations

By: Peter Paolucci
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

It has been 15 years since the Savannah Vocations Ministry was chartered as the Serra Club of Savannah. Looking back at our beginnings 15 years ago, at our organizing reception, Bishop J. Kevin Boland observed that there were 20 men then studying for the priesthood for the Diocese of Savannah and only one of them was a native of Savannah. “We must do something to produce more vocations from Savannah. I believe that prayer is the key to gaining more vocations here in Savannah.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9723-11/9/17

SAVANNAH--When Capuchin Poor Clare aspirant Jessica Schira was a young girl, her mother said that she once left home to go to church—without telling anyone. 

 

“She was really young to do that by herself,” said Carmen Sosa of her “really active, hyperactive” child, now 34 years old. 

 

At the time, Jessica lived with her maternal grandparents in the Dominican Republic while her mother lived and worked in the United States. 

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9720-9/28/17
The St. John Vianney Vocations Ministries of Savannah and Augusta and the Southern Cross have announced the topic question for the 2017 Vocations Essay Contest.
 
This year’s topic for the 300 to 400 word essay will be: “What is your favorite memory of a priest or religious and how could that memory make you consider a vocation?"
 
By: Staf
Originally Appeared in : 9712-6/8/17

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By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17
SC: How did your interest in youth ministry develop? 
By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

SC: What is it about Hispanic ministry that you enjoy?

CH: I have never thought about that. But the Catholic faith is very strong within the Hispanic culture. It just permeates the culture more. Where as here in the states it’s very much more—I don’t know how to say—it’s not quite like that. It’s just sort of that passion for the faith too—to live it out, to teach it, to bring it to others—that sort of excites me as well. 

 

By: Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2017 Diocesan Vocations Newsletter
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

Following is the story of Patrick May's journey to the seminary, reprinted with permission from the Spring 2017 Diocesan Vocations Newsletter.

Patrick May drifted away from the Catholic faith throughout college, but eventually he rediscovered his love of Jesus and the Catholic Church and experienced a true conversion of heart.

 

The only problem was that, after his prayer life began growing, he started to think that Jesus was calling him to become a priest. 

 

By: Reprinted with permission from the Spring 2017 Diocesan Vocations Newsletter
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/10/17

Following is the story of Chris Hassel's journey to the seminary, reprinted with permission from the Spring 2017 Diocesan Vocations Newsletter.

 

The idea of becoming a priest occurred to Chris Hassel over and over throughout his life. Usually, the thought didn’t last too long.

The first time he envisioned himself as a priest came when he was in high school, but no, he thought. He wanted a challenge.

 

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