ATTEND EXPLORING PRIESTHOOD WEEKEND
Meet at Mundelein Seminary
with priests, seminarians and other men,
considering a call to the priesthood
Oct. 11-13, 2013
Jan. 10-12, 2014 Apr. 4-6, 2014
CONTACT FR. BRIAN WELTER
You can obtain further information or make a reservation by contacting Fr. Brian Welter at
If you will be studying for a diocese other than Chicago, please contact your diocesan Vocation Director.
THESE WEEKENDS WILL FEATURE PRESENTATIONS ON:
MAKE FULL USE OF THE WEEKEND
As a relatively new Catholic, I often think about what the Faith means to me: how it shapes and molds me, and brings me closer to God. It seems like years have passed since I received the Sacraments of Initiation, but in actuality it has only been 9 months. Yet in that time, so much has happened – from my journey as a lector, sacristan, commentator, to volunteering at the parish office. And although these capacities vary in nature, they share a common thread: service. With this, I am drawn to these questions: How can I serve God and others? What does God have planned for me? What vocation is God leading me to? As I continue to discern God’s call, I often think of priests and how they serve others so selflessly; how they facilitate our union with Christ through the Sacraments, and how they proclaim and live the Gospel. The thought of this touches my heart and continues to fuel my desire to seriously consider a vocation to priesthood. Even now, my involvement with various aspects of the Liturgy – an area that brings me closer to what the priest does – has helped me to develop that unique closeness to God and the Eucharist.
To further my discernment, I recently attended a weekend retreat at Mundelein Seminary called
I thank all of you for your support, especially Fr. Francis Li who serves as a great inspiration and mentor. As I continue to open my heart to Christ and be conscious of Him moving through me and others, I ask that you please keep me in your prayers as I will do the same for you.
"Caritas Christi Vrget Nos" / (The love of Christ urges us on)