Monastery News Page
February 20, 2018

Encouraging Vocations 

      On February 18th, Fr. Gregory-David Jones, our Sub-prior and Vocation Director was invited to the parish of St. Martin De Porres in Toledo, Ohio as part of their celebration of Black History Month.  Father was invited to celebrate the Mass and preach a message of optimism and empowerment urging every parishioner to be involved in the ministry of promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  His message was simple, “We all have this important duty to our community and to the Church.  We either have the vocation to priesthood or religious life; or we have the calling to inspire others to explore these vocations.”  Father’s homily focused on the grace of God that guided black men and women to follow the Lord’s call in their lives despite opposition they faced as a source of inspiration for African American Catholics to never neglect the duty to discern religious life of priesthood for themselves as well as promote vocations in their parish but also, and most importantly, within their families.

For last week's news story, click here.