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Priesthood is never a job, it’s a calling, a vocation

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Time was, young people could contemplate their future by thinking about a single job — blue collar, white collar or professional — and know they could depend on keeping it when they found it. Not anymore.

“I think young people today are so aware, they know that our society is not giving that option,” said Father Norman Carroll, director of the diocesan Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations. “They know, these days, that they will have multiple professions. They think about ‘what I want to do with the rest of my life,’ but our culture is not offering that.” Read more »

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Viewpoint: Pray for those who answer the call

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Bishop Malooly and Father Norman P. Carroll, director of the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations and pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, met with the five current seminarians for the Diocese of Wilmington at St. E’s rectory July 21 for dinner. Read more »

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Bishop Malooly expands diocesan priesthood and religious vocations effort by adding three priests to team

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Bishop Malooly has called in reinforcements for the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations.

Recently he named three diocesan priests as associate directors in the office run by Father David F. Kelley.

The move is a follow-up to one of Bishop Malooly’s priorities for the diocese announced last June: “reinforcing our baptismal call to holiness in all vocations with a special effort to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.” Read more »

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