St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish,15520 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California - St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 15520 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California 91436
From the Desk of Father Mac
Sunday of Ordinary Time
November 5-12, 2017 is
National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW), an annual week-long
celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to
promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated
life through prayer and education, and a time to renew our prayers
and support for those who are considering one of these particular
Praying for vocations is
important, but we also need to actively promote vocations. Have any
of your children shown interest in a religious vocation? Are there
young people in your life who are in need of prayer, assistance or
encouragement to mature in their decision to follow Christ?
Encourage them! Speaking of my own vocation, I would not be a priest
today if not for the prayers and support of my parents and the
invitation of others to think about priesthood. We’re all called to
be “talent scouts” for God. If you know someone you think
would make a great priest, deacon, sister, or brother, tell them! A
religious vocation might just be depending on you!
Image of artwork in header - Used
with permission (one-time use only) from: Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI.