Saturday, June 23, 2007

I can only imagine

what would happen if pastors and dioceses put as much effort into calling forth candidates for the priesthood and religious life.

Rocco reports on the ordination of 60 men to the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of LA. While I am sure it was certainly a joyous and faith filled event, I can't help but wonder if they put even half the energy into candidates for the priesthood what might happen.

Pastors were invited to identify and recommend deacon candidates, "all of whom were actively involved in their parishes," said Father Quihuis.

Why not do the same for candidates for the priesthood? Every year?


Rich Leonardi said...

I'm with you, Father. As much as I applaud the hard work of our deacons, there does seem to be more enthusiasm in some quarters for promoting diaconate formation than priestly vocations.

Jackie said...

Hmmm - one wonders if this is possibly part of an agenda pushing for a married priesthood?

Just wondering!

Pam said...

I'm working on my curriculum for our seniors for CCD this year. You just gave me a terrific idea. If the high schools can have recruiters come in, why can't we? I'll be calling you to see if we can line up a "recruiter" or two..... Thanks! :)

Father Kyle said...


I would love to help you out. You can contact me through the vocation office website, linked on the right of the page.