If you are actively discerning a vocation to the Priesthood, Diaconate, Consecrated Life, or Marriage and you are looking for information to help in your discernment, BE SURE TO CHECK the section at the bottom of the right sidebar for the "labels" on all posts. By clicking on one of these labels it will take you to a page with all posts containing that subject. You will also find many links for suggested reading near the bottom of the right sidebar. Best wishes and be assured of my daily prayers for your discernment.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"100 sign up to attend camp for potential priests"

From The Patriot-News

Quo Vadis Days, the midstate summer camp for young men considering the Roman Catholic priesthood, has maxed out again this year at 100 campers.

The campers will gather Sunday at Mount St. Mary's University and Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., for five days designed to help them see "not just what a priest does but who a priest is," said the Rev. Raymond LaVoie, head of vocations for the Diocese of Harrisburg.

A dozen Quo Vadis veterans are among the 20 men from the Diocese of Harrisburg who are studying for the priesthood, a spokesman said. That's 10 more seminarians than last year. Bishop Kevin Rhoades, former rector of Mount St. Mary's, said when he became head of the 15-county diocese that finding new priests was his priority.

Quo Vadis Days (the Latin means "Where are you going?") began in 2000 in the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., in an effort to boost the dwindling ranks of the priesthood and was adopted by Rhoades four years ago.

Read the rest of the article hear.

1 comment:

Kayla said...

Funny-- I have two connections to this...

First, this Quo Vadis Days is being held on my college campus.

Second, my parish priest from home and his priest friend were the two priests who started the whole Quo Vadis movement in the Arcdiocese of Portland.

It's great to see this program growing nation-wide.