|Ordination to Priesthood - 5/25/2013|
Ten archdiocesan fourth-year theologians at The Saint Paul Seminary will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Cathedral of Saint Paul at 10 a.m.
On this joyful occasion, the public is invited to participate in the ordination rite of these men for priestly ministry and receive a blessing from the new priests.
|300th Birthday of Blessed Junipero Serra - 7/1/2013|
Blessed Serra was born Miguel Jose Serra on November 24, 1713 at Petra on the Island of Majorca. He died August 28, 1784 and is buried at the mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.
On September 14, 1730 he entered the Franciscan Order. He received a Doctor of Theology degree from Lullian University at Palma and, in 1749, joined the missionary college of San Fernando, Mexico. In Mexico he sustained a leg injury which plagued him the rest of his life; but he continued to travel by walking. He served in the missions, eventually finding himself superior of a band of fifteen Franciscans for the Indian Missions of Lower California. In 1769 he joined Portolá's land expedition to Upper California. In May, in Lower California, he established the Mission San Fernando de Velicatá. He arrived in San Diego on July 1, and on July 16 founded the first of the 21 California missions where he ministered until his death.
Blessed Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988. His statue represents California in the National Statuary Hall. His feast day is July 1.
|Steubenville North 2013 - 7/26/2013|
Offered by Partnership for Youth
High school youth (those entering 9th grade to new graduates) are invited to grow deeper in their faith at this year's Steubenville Youth Conference at the University of St. Thomas from July 26-28. The theme this year is "Chosen," and the conference will be focused on the fact that every human being is chosen by God and that His love never fails.
Details at http://www.partnershipforyouth.org/events_steubenville.html
This conference is focused on developing the gifts given at Baptism and sealed at Confirmation. For some this will be their first experience of a personal relationship with God and, for others, itwill be a way to grow in zeal and maturity in the faith. The weekend is filled with dynamic speakers, adoration, praise and worship, and encounters with other youth looking to deepen their faith life. Come and see that faith is not boring and recognize the great joy found in a relationship with Christ.
Visit the Vocation Office table while you're there.
"Love is the strongest force in the world. It is unconditional. It never fails. And, at its center, love is a choice. This summer, we will explore that our ability to love is only because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). He chose us. God’s greatest desire is to be with us; not because of anything we can do for Him, but simply because He loves us. You are invited to experience a love that has no limits, no end, no strings attached. Come join us as we discover the reality that nothing can separate us from this love" (taken from the Partnership for Youth website).
|Weekend of Convent Life with Sisters in La Crosse - 7/7/2013|
Offered by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, La Crosse, WI
Mater Redemptoris House of Formation invites girls 13 - 18 to experience convent life "up close." We are hosting a week-long live in experience July 7 - 13. Girls will participate in common prayers, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, classes and spiritual direction as well as work with Catholic Charities to serve the needy of our Diocese.
For more information, contact Sister M. Luka
at email@example.com (608.780.0706).
The House of Formation address is
3730 East Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601
|Cor Jesu for Young Adults - 5/3/2013|
Offered by the The Saint Paul Seminary
Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, contemporary worship music, and fellowship with other young adults, college-age and older, at Saint Mary's Chapel in the Saint Paul Seminary at 8:00 p.m.
Cor Jesu is held on the first Friday of every month during the academic year, except January and Holy Week. The 2012-2013 schedule is as follows:
Nov. 2 (at 9 pm, due to Borromeo Weekend)
Feb. 8 (due to start of spring semester)
|Bride of Christ or Bride? - 5/9/2013|
Offered by the Vocation Office
Gather with others who are pursuing the question of consecrated life or marriage. A group of post-college women meets at the Maternity of Mary Parish in St. Paul one night a month:
Apr 11, changed to April 18, due to weather conditions
For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-962-6890.
|Come and See Carmel Retreat, Alhambra, CA - 5/20/2013|
Offered by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles
In the silence of your heart, do you wonder if the Lord is calling you? Come to the retreat at the Motherhouse of the Carmelite Sisters in Alhambra, California, May 20-23, 2013. For single women, between the ages of 18 and 35, who would like to take some time to seriously discern if God may be calling them to the Religious life.
Meet the Sisters whose contemplative tradition flows into works of the apostolate: healthcare, education, retreat work.
Learn more about their lives of consecration through:
Conferences on Religious life and Carmelite spirituality,
Times for prayer and reflection,
Question and answer sessions,
Experiencing the daily apostolic life of the Sisters,
Enjoying times of recreation with the Sisters.
For more information, please contact:
Sister Grace Helena, O.C.D.