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Diocese Issues 2012-2013 Vocations Poster

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The 2012-2013 Diocesan Vocation poster and prayer cards have been provided to parishes and schools in the Diocese by the Vocations Office. The four-color display features the 21 men in formation for the Priesthood. It includes a quote from Pope Benedict XVI at a Mass for Seminarians at World Youth Day 2011:

Faith is choosing to stand with the Lord so as to live with him.

Of the 21 men in formation, 14 are enrolled in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, two at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, three are attending Hispanic Seminary of Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Mexico City, and two are currently serving in the Diocese.

Additional posters and prayer cards may be obtained by contacting the Vocations Office.

View vocations poster (PDF)

The men in formation are:

  • Deacon Nick Cottrill – 4th Theology
  • Deacon Tom Duggan – 4th Theology
  • Deacon Ryan Elder – 4th Theology
  • Michael Burbeck – 3rd Theology
  • Philip Johnson – 2nd Theology
  • Rob Schmid – 2nd Theology
  • Ian Van Heusen – 2nd Theology
  • Tim Ahn – 1st Theology
  • Myles Casanova – 1st Theology
  • John Kane – 1st Theology
  • Michael Schuetz – 1st Theology
  • Edisson Urrego – Spiritual Year
  • Christian Cook – 2nd Pre-Theology
  • James Magee, III – 2nd Pre-Theology
  • Marlon Mendieta – 3rd Year College
  • Austin Faaur – 2nd Year College
  • Juan Garcia – 2nd Year College
  • Noe Ramirez – 2nd Year College
  • Evan Waniewski – 2nd Year College
  • Michael Quillen – 1st Year College
  • Erik Reyes – 1st Year 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.

Amen.