Vocations

‘Servant’s heart:’ At 35,000 feet or on the ground, deacon soars in ministry

Whether he is in a church or an airplane, permanent Deacon Daniel Michaud loves to serve God’s people. 
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Future priest hopes to offer ‘authentic witness’ to Gospel

“I deeply desire to be an authentic witness to the Gospel and show others and guide others to understand that the church helps us be the authentic witness,” Deacon Himes said.
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Altar servers, sacristans honored with inaugural Monsignor Valenzano Service Awards

Twenty-four young men, including three who intend to enter seminary in the fall, were among the inaugural recipients of the Monsignor Valenzano Service Award March 24.
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‘Home felt like church’ for future Baltimore priest

Pictures, both moving and still, figure prominently in the discernment of Deacon Matthew J. DeFusco.
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Eucharistic prayer retreat inspires faith and provides challenge

More than 1,000 young people attended Mount 2000, an annual eucharistic prayer retreat held at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg.
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Weekend retreat helps young men discern religious calling

A discernment retreat held at St. Mary's Seminary in Roland Park attracted 16 participants considering religious life.
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Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes its newest priest

Father Robert Katafiasz prostrates himself in prayer during his Dec. 15 ordination Mass at the Baltimore Basilica. (Richard Lippenholz/Special to the Review) Father Robert Katafiasz humbly walked through a tunnel of applause at the conclusion of his ordination Mass Dec. 15 as the congregation filled the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of...
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‘Down to earth:’ Pasadena parishioner to be ordained a priest Dec. 15

Deacon Robert Katafiasz will be ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore by Archbishop William E. Lori during a 10 a.m. Mass Dec. 15 at the Baltimore Basilica.
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Bishops, sisters discuss declining numbers of U.S. women religious

The precipitous decline in the number of women in religious life and what it means to the church has people thinking about how to prepare for the future.
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Baltimore archdiocese deacon candidates ‘trust the Holy Spirit’s timing of that call’

Deacons and candidates for that ministry alike agree that the timeless call to serve transcends any crisis facing the Catholic Church. That was among the takeaways from a Deacon Day of Enrichment Oct. 6 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Howard County, where approximately 25 deacons of the Archdiocese of Baltimore renewed their vows,...
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U.S. men and women religious superiors favor women deacons, study says

A new study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University surveyed men and women religious superiors in the United States about the possibility of ordaining women to the diaconate and found that the majority were in favor of the idea.
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For young women and religious, joy radiates at Fiat Days retreat in Emmitsburg

Fiat Days is an annual discernment retreat for young women, designed to help them pursue holiness in their lives.
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