Archive for the ‘Vocations’ Category

Regarding Shepherds and Vocations

I recently turned 59, and in my lifetime there have been some truly remarkable popes, or chief shepherds of the Church. I was born near the end of the lengthy reign of Pope Pius XII, a great but somewhat under-appreciated leader who led the Church during the terrible years of World War II. His successor, […]

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The Harvest Is Abundant But The Laborers Are Few

Continuing the theme of discipleship begun a few weeks ago, in this week’s Gospel, Luke further elucidates the need for disciples in the world. This passage is often used for vocation recruitment materials: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his [...]

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Everyone Has A Vocation

When most people hear the word vocation, they automatically think of priests or religious brothers and sisters.   I thought the same.  Many years ago, I began to feel called by God.  I did not know to what I was being called, but the ca…

Spending time with Jesus

Jesus said “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.”(Mark 6:31). This week I have joined many of the priests of our diocese in doing just as Jesus suggested. We are on retreat at Montserrat Retreat House at Lake Dallas. Althou…

Thinking About Becoming A Priest?

Contacts for DFW Vocations Offices  Dallas  Reverend Rodolfo Garcia Director of Vocations 3725 Blackburn P.O. Box 190507 Dallas, Texas 75219 Phone: 214-379-2860 [email protected]  Reverend Anthony Lackland Associate Director of Vocations 3725 Blackburn P.O. Box 190507 Dallas, Texas 75219 Phone: 214-379-2860 Fort Worth Rev. Kyle Walterscheid Director of Vocations (817) 366-0439 Ext. 110 [email protected] Rev. Jim [...]

Vocations expo a success in Sydney

Sydney, Jul 17, 2008 / 02:34 pm (CNA).- The “Vocations Expo,” which has given religious congregations a chance to showcase their charisms and apostolates to the young people attending World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney has been “a true success,” organizers have revealed. Diverse congregations, institutes and movements are reaching out to the thousands of [...]

Pro soccer player retires to enter priesthood (AP)

Pro soccer player retires to enter priesthood (AP) (410)

Statistics

  In 1970, there were 190 total priests in the Diocese.  There were roughly 573 Catholics per priest.  In 2006, there were 197 total priests in the Diocese.  There were roughly 4,849 Catholics per priest.   In that same span, the total population within the Diocese increased by 1,333,668 people with 846,312 of those being [...]

SSPX statement confirms stand

Rome, Jul. 2, 2008 (CWNews.com) – The traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has issued a public statement confirming that its leader, Bishop Bernard Fellay, has responded to a Vatican message outlining the requirements for reconciliation. Bishop Fellay did not accept the terms of the Vatican’s message, which the SSPX regarded as an “ultimatum,” [...]

40 new archbishops receive pallium

Vatican, Jun. 30, 2008 (CWNews.com) – Pope Benedict XVI conferred the pallium on 40 new metropolitan archbishops during Mass on Sunday, June 29: the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. The pallium is a thin white woolen strip, worn around the shoulders, which symbolizes the authority of a metropolitan archbishop and his communion with the [...]

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