At our most recent meeting, Father Dan updated club members on recent and upcoming vocations events around the Archdiocese.
Altar Server Mass
The Altar Server Mass was very well attended, and Cardinal Sean was glad to see so many parents and children attend this happy event. About 750 kids from over 60 parishes attended the Mass, and so many servers were nominated that they had to distribute extra awards.
Seminarians and volunteers were on hand to scoop ice cream after the Mass, with all ice cream generously donated by Hood Ice Cream.
The Boston Pilot and Boston Globe provided coverage of the event:
- Pilot: Youth altar servers of the archdiocese honored
- Boston Globe: O’Malley singles out 8 youths for their service
- Cardinal Sean’s blog: Recognizing our Altar Servers
The recent Pro-Life March and Seminarian night (also covered on Cardinal Sean’s blog) were also successful and well attended.
There are several other events related to vocations coming up in the Archdiocese:
Oct 26 – Priesthood Sunday
This Sunday (in one week!) is Priesthood Sunday, a day to reflect upon and affirm the central role of the priesthood in the life of the Church. This nationwide event is coordinated by Serra US, and is sponsored by the USA Council of Serra International and the Serra International Foundation.
All Serrans are invited to promote Priesthood Sunday in their parish, and to pray for priests on this special day. For more information, please visit the official Priesthood Sunday web site.
Oct 31 – “Night of the Living”
The Vocations Boston office is organizing a Young Adult gathering on All Hallow’s Eve. This event will feature Mass with Cardinal Sean, Eucharistic Adoration and an authentic North End Style Coffee House.
More information can be found at the Vocations Boston page for Night of the Living.
Nov 8 – Ordination for Shawn Carey
Shawn Carey is a hearing impaired seminarian currently studying in California. He will be ordained November 8 with his classmates, and then travel back to Boston to be ordained with the Boston seminarians.
More information on Shawn’s story can be found at the links below:
- Boston Pilot: Deaf seminarian has visual sense of religion
- YouTube interview with Shawn Carey
- Vocations Boston interview with Shawn Carey
Apr 3-4, 2009 – Eucharistic Congress for Young Adults
Father Dan recently met with a team of people to begin organizing the second annual Eucharistic Congress for College Students and Young Adults.
Keep checking the web site at www.eucharisticcongress.com for updates on this event.
Serrans are requested to keep these events in their prayers, and to ask the Lord to inspire volunteers to help make these events successful!