St Francis Q&A

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Run for Vocations

A friend of mine, Kelly, sent me the following. Please support the Run for Vocations!

“I am running in the Marine Corps 10K on Sunday, October 26, 2008. I will be running on the Run for Vocations Team, again this year. The team is made up of priests, seminarians and lay people all running to support our seminarians (men studying to be priests). It is an exciting team--our mission is to support seminarians in their discernment of their call to the priesthood! I see the daily need of priests in my work with high school students. Priests bring the sacraments, comfort in times of need and celebrate in life's great joys. So, my training has been a great time to pray for their perseverance and holiness so that when they are ordained they will serve the Church with their whole lives. (The muscle aches are good sacrifices for their needs, too!)

I am asking you first to pray for our priests & seminarians. We depend on them daily and they can use our prayers. Secondly, I would ask you to prayerfully consider directly benefiting a seminarian by donating to the Run for Vocations Team which raises funds for the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Washington. The Archdiocese provides for the basic needs of the seminarians, their education, healthcare, housing and food. Your donation provides for extraordinary expenses they incur that they are unable to pay for themselves such as unexpected medical costs, travel expenses to family if an emergency or death arises and spiritual enrichment opportunities (for example leading youth to World Youth Day this past summer).

No donation is too small, the seminarians are very grateful for your support!You can make your donation in a number of ways:

1. Online at:
2. Make a check out to "Archdiocese of Washington" put "Run for Vocations" in the memo line and mail to: Office of Priest Vocations, Archdiocese of Washington, PO Box 29260, Washington, DC 20017-0260

Thank you for your support, it means a lot to me and our seminarians!”


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