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Called to do something special for God


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Students take advantage of opportunity to interact with those who have discerned their vocation


DOVER — Sixth-graders who have just gotten off a bus after a drive of an up to an hour sometimes need a few minutes to regain their energy. But even that little bit of time wasn’t necessary at the Diocese of Wilmington’s annual Vocations Awareness Day, held Nov. 8 at Holy Cross Parish in Dover.

Nearly 600 students from Catholic schools throughout the diocese got a dose of Father Richard Jasper, who delivered an energetic keynote address, before dispersing in smaller groups for other activities. Father Jasper, the newest priest of the diocese, told the crowd that they were called to do something special for God. Read more »

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Calling young people to holiness and vocations



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Students hear about lives of service to the church at annual Vocations Awareness Day at St. Mark’s

WILMINGTON – Having a vocation is using one’s talents and energy, no matter what that calling is, to be single or married, an ordained priest or a member of a religious congregation, a diocesan seminarian told hundreds of sixth-grade students Nov. 2.

Rich Jasper, who is a third-year student at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, was moderator of the annual Vocations Awareness Day designed to introduce sixth-graders to the various ways they can be called to serve.

This year, students from nearly all the Catholic schools in the diocese gathered at St. Mark’s High School. The day included a welcome from Jasper, a panel discussion and smaller sessions with individual priests, brothers and sisters. Read more »

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