Every parish priest is a farmer of sorts when it comes to nurturing vocations to the priesthood.
The most important ingredient in the growth of vocations to the priesthood is the example of happy, joyful parish priests, said Father Charles C. Dillingham, an associate director of the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations, and pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hockessin.
While priests who are happy in their ministry provide the required sunlight for growing priests, the planting of the seeds of a vocation is also a priority in the diocese.
That’s why priests of St. Mary of the Assumption and St. John the Beloved parish in Wilmington started “Come and Seek” sessions last October, get-togethers for men who may feel a calling to the priesthood. Read more »