10 February 2011

An invitation to young men discerning the priesthood

"Come away by yourselves and rest a while" (Mark 6:31).

The Office for Vocations [of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois] is sponsoring a priesthood discernment retreat March 18-20 at the Villa Maria Catholic Life Center on Lake Springfield for men who are high school seniors to their mid-40s.

If you believe that God may be calling you to share in the ordained Priesthood of Jesus Christ or if you are open to the possibility of that calling, please consider attending this retreat. The weekend, which begins Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and ends Sunday with lunch, will be a time of prayer, discernment, discussion, leisure and quiet time with the Lord.

A reservation is requested, but there is no other obligation or cost except an open heart.

If you know someone whom you believe the Lord may be calling to the priesthood, please share this invitation with them.

For questions, information or reservations, please contact Father Christopher House at vocations@dio.org or (217) 698-8500 ext. 182.

"Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19).

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