Religious life is a form of consecrated life that consists of men and women
These communities can consist of sisters, nuns, brothers, monks, or religious order priests.
Do you hear the Lord calling out to you to serve His Church? Do you wonder if God has something more planned for your life?
The Office of Vocations is here to help you hear the Lord’s call – and to respond with a generous heart. So, put out into the deep, and get ready for an amazing new life.
Father Ojuok, Father Solomon and Father Conger are pictured with Bishop LaValley after their ordination
Bishop LaValley presents the chalice and paten to Father Solomon.
Priests present praying over the newly ordained priests.
Fr. Christopher Carrara, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, shares the sign of fraternity with Father Solomon.
Bishop LaValley anoints the hands of Father John Ojuok
Priests present joining the three newly ordained with Bishop LaValley in concelebrating Mass.
Father Matthew Conger giving his parents his first blessing.
Father Ojuok giving a blessing to the parents of seminarian Leagon Carlin.
Father Carrara, diocesan Director of Vocations and Catherine Russell, vocations coordinator meet with principal Dan Charlebois at IHC in Watertown. The trio discussed ways the vocations office can assist IHC in helping to form their students in discipleship. Both Father Carrara and Mr. Charlebois are new to these leadership positions.
Reverend Christopher C. Carrara, Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg and Reverend Monsignor Andrew R. Barker, S.T.D., Seminary Rector
The Vocations Office assisted in developing a panel
discussion on vocations for the confirmation students of St. Mary’s in Brushton
and St. Augustine’s in North Bangor. Under the director of pastor Father Ray
Moreau and teacher Jane Boyea, the students studied the baptismal call to
holiness and mission and the importance of knowing what God is calling them to
be. The panel discussion was a wonderful opportunity for students to ask
questions about those living in each state of life.
Pictured are: Father Scott Belina, Lori and Aaron Poupore (married couple), Sister Mary Gregory (consecrated life) and Donna Hanus (single life).
Diocesan Vocation Coordinator, Cathy Russell, meets with Deacon Richard Burns, Director of Campus Ministry, to discuss ways the Vocation office can assist with promoting vocations on our college campuses.
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