June 2, 2019 – Thoughts by Rev Kev

Your prayers and support for the many who are discerning their Vocational Call as they prepare and make their journey to their Ordination is needed.
It is with joy that the Diocese of Pittsburgh will celebrate the ordination to the Diaconate on June 8, 2019 at Mary, Mother of the Hope Parish in New Castle. Please pray for the two candidates Michael Faix and C. Matthew Hawkins.
After years within Saint Paul Minor Seminary and present at Saint Vincent Seminary and Saint Mary’s Seminary Mi-chael Faix and Matthew Hawkins are freely responding to the Lord’s call and the Church’s need for priests.

“Do not forget that when the Lord Calls, he also
provides the necessary strength and grace to answer His Call.”  Saint John Paul

As I mentioned earlier it is with our support and their continual work that they will be called to their priestly Ordination in 2020.

USCCB World Day of Prayer for Vocations Prayer

O God, Father of all Mercies,  Provider of a bountiful Harvest, Send Your Graces upon those You have called to gather the fruits of Your Labor;

Preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.

Open the hearts of Your children
That they may discern Your Holy Will;
Inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
To serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

Teach all Your faithful to follow their respective paths in life
guided by Your Divine World and Truth.
Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary,
All the Angels, and Saints humbly hear our prayers
And grant Your Church’s needs, through Christ, our Lord.

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