Last night, Mount St. Mary's Seminary and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Vocation Office held our first Ministry Evening for the year. Sadly, only four attended, but there were a number of candidates for next year who were unable to make it last night due to other commitments. Please keep them all in your prayers.
Ministry Evening is equivalent to Andrew Dinners held in other dioceses. (In fact, we are contemplating a name change.) It is a chance for prospective seminarians to visit Mount St. Mary's to see what the place is like, to meet some of the men already in formation, and learn a little about the program. If you wanted to attend, or know someone who should attend, there is another Evening event on January 16, the Wednesday of National Vocation Awareness Week. Other opportunities include the Discernment Retreat on November 2 and 3, and the Welcome Weekend on March 28 and 29. High schoolers shouldn't feel left out either, as we host the Discernment Day for High School Men on May 10. I hope to see many more there.