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Vocations Corner: Dive Into Lent
At the beginning of the first week of Lent, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. The next day, during Holy Mass, we heard proclaimed the Gospel of Matthew chapter 6: verses 7-25 where Jesus teaches the apostles to pray. I highlight these two points as a way to simply yet signif...

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Sacraments 101: Jesus Transforms the Ordinary into Something Heavenly
As we’ve seen in both the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, each Sacrament of the Church comes to us with a particular form and a particular matter which are required in order for the Sacrament to be valid. But if we step back for a minute, we can see that there is a coherent reason w...

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Vocations Corner: God’s Love Always Sustains Us in Being
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations Last month, the Christmas Season came to an end on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. By the grace of God and through the sacrament of baptism, here we are -- God’s children, with the gift of grace now always being offered to us for o...

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Vocations Corner: Thank You for Supporting Our Seminarians
Father Gregory Galvin, Director of Priestly Vocations With the new year here, I hope and pray that the grace and blessings of God’s Love will continue to fill our hearts with joy for the gift of life we all share, and the gift of faith that has made us all children of God’s family. ...

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December Holy Hour- Important Change in Time and Venue
The Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations will be Virtual this month with a time change due to the storm. See Note from Fr. Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations for the details. Due to the storm beginning Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon, the Monthly Holy Hour for Vocations which was due to ...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
It’s hard to believe we have celebrated All Saints, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, and now find ourselves at Advent. Recently, three of our seminarians, Eric, Julian and Alex, received Admission to Candidacy. They did so on November 20th at Holy Mass. Each candidate petitions their bishop in w...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
I learned in early October that the seminary community at Mount St. Mary Seminary has been doing very well and they have no COVID infections. They have continued to social distance, wear masks and be very mindful of hygiene. Thank you, God, and our Blessed Mother, for keeping our seminarians all saf...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
It is with great joy that I reflect on the recent ordination to Transitional Deacon of Reverend Mr. Larry Barile and the Priestly Ordination of Father Michael Bovino. These past months have been so different, and yet much remains the same. As men continue to respond to the will of God in their lives...

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The Rite of Religious Profession

Posted on September 05, 2020 in: Vocations

The Rite of Religious Profession
"Do not forget that when the Lord calls, He also provides the necessary strength and grace to answer His call." -- Pope Saint John Paul II     On August 19, the chapel at Holy Family Motherhouse in Baltic was the place of this wondrous moment for two young women inv...

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Vocations Corner: A Seminarian Reflection
Now it is a pleasure to introduce to you one of our seminarians who joined us from Medellin, Colombia, several years ago. It’s been a long road for Ruben Dario Garcia Sanchez, yet he continues to work toward one day being a priest of God, ready to serve the Diocese of Norwich.   Fathe...

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