There is a ‘need for priests to witness the infinite mercy of God with a life totally ‘conquered’ by Christ, and for them to learn this in the years of their formation in the seminaries.’— Pope Benedict XVI, the general audience in Castel Gandolfo, August 19, 2009
Anyone interested in pursuing a religious vocation is very welcome to have some conversations with one or more of our priests and/or deacons. Simply contact Rebecca McKelvey by email@example.com or call her at 248-689-8380 to make an appointment with Fr. J.J., or call the office to speak to an associate pastor or deacon about an appointment time.
The Archdiocese of Detroit’s website also has some useful information about choosing a religious vocation.
Prayer to Mary for Vocations
O Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church,
to you we commend our young people,
in particular those called to closely follow your Son.
You know the difficulties, the struggles,
the obstacles they must face.
Assist them to answer “yes” to the divine call,
as you did at the invitation of the angel.
Draw them near to your heart so that they can
understand the beauty and the joy that awaits them
when the Lord Jesus calls them into His intimacy,
to be witness of His love in the world.