My Dear Friends,
In today’s Gospel reading from St. Matthew, Jesus teaches his disciples that to be leaders, they must be the servants of all. Specifically, Jesus says, “The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Matthew 23: 11-12).
Today, Catholic Christians begin celebrating National Vocations Awareness Week. The purpose of this week is to encourage vocations to the ordained priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated (Religious) life. If you want to explore vocational opportunities as a priest, deacon, consecrated Brother or Sister in the Catholic Church, please visit me, and I will help you navigate the many diverse and exciting roads leading to Church service. Likewise, if you are interested in serving the Church in non-ordained or non-consecrated ways, please visit me also, for there are many opportunities to serve the Church in other ways.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
– Father Bob