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Almost 600 students attend third annual diocesan Vocations Day

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Bishop Malooly, the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations and the Office for Catholic Schools hosted the Third Annual Vocations Day at Holy Cross Parish in Dover, Nov. 9

Rev. Mr. Rich Jasper, a transitional deacon of the Diocese of Wilmington, gives the keynote address Nov. 9 at the Third Annual Diocesan Vocations Day. More than 500 sixth-graders attended the event. (Photo courtesy of Father Norman P. Carroll, director, Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations.)
Rev. Mr. Rich Jasper, a transitional deacon of the Diocese of Wilmington, gives the keynote address Nov. 9 at the Third Annual Diocesan Vocations Day. More than 500 sixth-graders attended the event. (Photo courtesy of Father Norman P. Carroll, director, Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations.)

The event, attended by more than 500 sixth-graders from 17 Catholic schools in the diocese, included a keynote address by Rev. Mr. Rich Jasper, a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Wilmington. Nov. 9 was picked because it’s during Vocations Awareness Week, Nov. 6-12.

In addition to the main presentation, Bishop Malooly along with priests, religious sisters and brothers also talked to the sixth-grade students about their vocations and answered questions about priestly and religious life during smaller group sessions.

For information about vocations in the church, call the diocesan Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations, 302-573-3113.