This is the latest ad we published on the back of the NC Catholics Magazine for the Diocese of Raleigh Office of Vocations. The theme is one borrowed from the Diocese of St. Augustine, combined with a quote from our Holy Father. The young boy in the picture became quite well known to our seminarians as the "Auxiliary Bishop". He very much looked up to Bishop Burbidge and even dressed as Bishop Burbidge for Halloween. As you can see from the photo, he also liked to frequently "celebrate Mass". Special thanks to his mother for capturing this moment, sending us the picture, and allowing us to use it in our ad. Were this the case in the lives of more young boys, with the support and encouragement of their parents, just imagine the possibilities for the future of vocations.
Please click on the photo to see it enlarged and to read the quote from Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.
UPDATE: Due to the resounding approval of this ad, we will be having this ad printed as a small poster. It will take a couple of weeks, but if people are interested in getting a copy, please keep check back here - I will post again when they become available. We will need to ask for a small donation of not more than $5 to offset the cost of shipping tubes and postage. We hope to have our new Office of Vocations website up soon as well, and you should be able to order the poster there.