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Vocations Office Publishes New Vocation Poster

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The 2011-2012 Vocation poster has been released by the Diocese of Raleigh Vocations Office. The four-color display features the 22 men in formation for the Priesthood. It includes a quote from Pope Benedict XVI at a Mass for Seminarians at World Youth Day 2011:

You are preparing  yourselves to become apostles with Christ and like Christ, and accompany your fellow men and women along their journey as companions and servants.

The poster will be made available to parishes and Catholic schools.

View 2011-2012 Vocation poster (PDF)

The Diocesan Seminarians:

  • Deacon Don Maloney - 4th Theology
  • Nick Cottrill - 3rd Theology
  • Tom Duggan - 3rd Theology
  • Ryan Elder - 3rd Theology
  • Michael Burbeck - 2nd Theology
  • Jonathon Baggett - 1st Theology
  • Steven Cartwright - 1st Theology
  • Philip Johnson - 1st Theology
  • Phil List - 1st Theology
  • Rob Schmid - 1st Theology
  • Ian Van Heusen - 1st Theology
  • Tim Ahn - 2nd Pre-Theology
  • Myles Casanova - 2nd Pre-Theology
  • James Magee - 1st Pre-Theology
  • W. Christian Cook – 1st Pre-Theology
  • John Kane - 4th College
  • Michael Schuetz - 4th College
  • Edisson Urrego - 4th College
  • Marlon Mendieta - 2nd College
  • Juan Carlos Garcia – 1st College
  • Noe Ramirez de Paz – 1st College
  • Evan George Waniewski – 1st College

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge requests the faithful in the Diocese of Raleigh to pray for our seminarians by name.

Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

Father, in your plan for our salvation
You provide shepherds for Your people.
Fill Your Church with the spirit
of courage and love.
Give the Church more Priests,
Worthy ministers for Your altars and ardent
but gentle servants of the Gospel.

Grant also to us an increase
in vocations to the Religious Life.
May more of Your people respond to Your call
in a spirit of joyful generosity.

May they serve Your people with love
by following in the footsteps of Christ Your Son
and provide by their way of life
a convincing sign of Your kingdom.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.