10 March 2011

Ten men to attend retreat on priesthood

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

The Office for Vocations of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will sponsor a retreat for men who are high school seniors through 40 years of age who are discerning a possible vocation to the priesthood of Jesus Christ the weekend of March 18-20 at the Villa Maria on Lake Springfield.

To date, ten men have signed up to attend the retreat; there is still room for others.

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, Director of the Office for Vocations, 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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