Vocations

We strongly encourage and pray for vocations at Our Lady of Peace Parish. We are excited to promote opportunities for our boys and young men to discern the call. Read on as we share our devotionals and highlights of the activities for young men.

Please join us in praying for Vocations to serve this beautiful Mountain State and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

SERRA PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and livegrant we beseech You/ through the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin Saint Joseph her spouse Blessed Junipero Serra and all the saints an increase of laborers for your Church fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. AMEN

A PRAYER FOR PRIESTLY VOCATIONS

O Lord, my God, You renew the Church in every age by raising up priests outstanding in holiness, living witnesses of Your unchanging Love. In your Plan for our salvation You provide shepherds for Your people. Fill the hearts of young men with the spirit of courage and love that they may answer Your call generously. Give parents the grace to encourage vocations in their family by prayer and good example. Raise up worthy priests for Your Altars and ardent, but gentle servants of the Gospel. Give the Church more priests and keep them faithful in their love and service. May many young men choose to serve You by devoting themselves to the service of Your people. Amen

Please visit the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s vocations website to learn more about becoming a priest in this beautiful mountain state.

www.wvpriests.org

Opportunities for boys and young men:

Quo Vadis Camp focuses on discernment at an early age… and just plain FUN!

Camp Tygart – June 25-29, 2012

Quo Vadis Camp is a retreat for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys that offers daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, talks about discernment and the spiritual life, and time with priests and seminarians in a relaxed environment. The campers also enjoy riding horses, hiking, canoeing, swimming, and enjoying the wonderful environment of CampTygart.

Discernment Focus for our high school young men = Mission Possible!

St. Vincent’s Seminary, Latrobe, PA – July 31-Aug. 2, 2012

Mission Possible is a three day retreat for high school men who want to deepen their faith, discern God’s call in their lives, and watch the Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp! The three days will include visiting a monastery, seminary, and a CatholicCollege.