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Diocesan Vocations Office Releases 2010-2011 Vocations Poster

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The Diocese of Raleigh Vocations Office has issued its 2010-2011 Vocations poster, featuring the 21 men in formation for the Priesthood. The poster features the hands of Bishop Michael F. Burbidge with recently ordained Father John Victor Gournas lying prostrate during his Ordination at Sacred Heart Cathedral in June 2010. The poster includes a verse from John 15:13, No one has greater love than this to lay down one’s life.

The poster also contains pictures of the 21 seminarians and a request to pray for the men by name. The poster is being sent to Diocesan parishes and schools.


Diocesan Seminarians:

  • Deacon Brendan Buckler
  • Don Maloney
  • Nick Cottrill 
  • Michael Burbeck
  • Ryan Elder
  • Ramon Garcia
  • Philip Johnson
  • Phil List
  • Rob Schmid
  • Ian Van Heusen
  • Jonathon Baggett
  • Michael Schuetz
  • Edisson Urrego
  • Steven Cartwright
  • John Kane
  • Tom Duggan
  • Marlon Anibel Mendieta Rodas
  • Timothy Ahn
  • Brian Wright
  • Myles Casanova
  • James Magee

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