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Hello Office of Vocations, have a blessed week. ✝️
What time is the game
St Clare of Assisi Vocations Committee invites you to their panel discussion "WHO ME?" on Vocations this Wednesday, Nov 7 at 6pm. Please RSVP at www.eventbrite.com
St Clare of Assisi Vocations Committee invites you to their panel on Vocations, titled "WHO ME?" this Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6pm. To RSVP, go to www.eventbrite.com
Thank you to all of our Priests, Bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals, and our Pope. To God be the Glory. Amen.
I need tickets for April 6th.
Discover steps on the road to greatness
https://www.facebook.com/SPXHS/videos/10155088582749094/ We were blessed with the visit of Fr. Jonathan this morning at St. Pius X High School. We need more priest like him!!!

The Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves to assist men and women to discern God's call to the priestly and religious life while cultivating a culture of vocations throughout the Archdiocese.

The Archdiocesan Vocation Office is an apostolate offering a range of services that begins with encouragement of the community’s awareness and support of vocations to priesthood and religious life in the Church and continues with helping an individual discern the correct nature of his or her call.

Mission: The Archdiocesan Office of Vocations consists of the Vocation Director and Associate Director. Its ministry is two-fold: to promote a general climate throughout the Archdiocese favorable to Church vocations through awareness/education on all levels; and to strive to increase the quality and number of archdiocesan priests. This Office provides services for men and women interested in the priesthood and religious life through Life Awareness Weekends, Explore, Insight and discernment days.

Operating as usual

Please include your intentions in the comments section, and remember that we are always praying with you and for you 🙏

Adoration by Candlelight

Don't forget Adoration by Candleligth tonight and every fourth Monday of the month from 7-8pm at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

What would it be like to attend a school run by St. Joseph? This virtual retreat is for single young adults seeking to imitate the virtues of the Head of the Holy Family in their daily lives. The deadline to register is March 8, 2021. You can find more information at https://houstonvocations.com/event/a-week-with-st-joseph/

Congratulations to our First Theologians on their Installation to the Ministry of Lector last Sunday! Please keep them in your prayers 🙏

Congratulations to our First Theologians on their Installation to the Ministry of Lector this past Sunday! We got them through just before the Winter Storm! Pray for these men who have just taken one more step towards ordination to the priesthood!

Do you know what God wants for your life? This is an opportunity to set aside some time of silence to listen to the voice of God and learn how to make a decision with Him. We have limited space and we recommend to register today at https://houstonvocations.com/events-pg/

Holy Trinity Seminary

Join Michael James Arienza as he talks about Ash Wednesday and Lent.

Join Michael James Arienza, a Junior from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, as he begins our journey through the season of Lent.

What are you doing this Lent? Please share your ideas for a more meaningful lenten season.

Please include your intentions in the comments section, and remember that we are always praying with you and for you 🙏

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới! Happy Lunar New Year from our brothers at St. Joseph Seminary College! 🧧 Congratulations to Brandon Badillo for winning the Vietnamese Cards tournament pictured with Christian Mai and Trieu Nguyen. Wishing everyone a healthy new year!

Please continue to keep all of our seminarians in your prayers.

"It’s Valentine’s Day, and I cannot help but think about the one who has stolen my heart many years ago.

Since a very young age, I always had a crush on some guy or another, and I would daydream for hours about that cute, handsome, intelligent and “perfect” guy. Growing a little older, I seriously dated a few young men and almost got married to one of them, but my heart was not fully satisfied.

And then it happened: when I was 19, I really did meet the perfect guy, and I knew that he was ‘the one,’ but I hesitated at first to make the commitment of spending the rest of my life with him. But soon enough, he conquered my heart to its very depths, and I could not resist him: Jesus!

He fulfilled my heart in a way no one else could have done.

Once I heard Chiara Lubich, who founded the Focolare movement, talking about the heart of Jesus as a divine and also human heart that warms up our hearts with the fire of love.

She marveled with us at the thought that that heart is still beating in heaven! She invited us to detach our hearts from everything else that is not Him in order to feel the warmth of His heart in our lives. I often tell Him: Jesus, I give you my heart; please give me Yours so that on this earth, I will be able to love others as You have loved.

Some years ago, while in college, someone asked me out on Valentine’s Day, and I explained to him that I am in a serious relationship — with the perfect guy. He laughed and took some time to understand it.

Sometimes I am asked if I miss being with someone or if I feel sad not to have children. Someone asked me if I miss being kissed or exchanging affections. My answer is that I am a woman with a heart that still beats. It is natural to have those feelings.
But God has called me to a life that goes beyond the “natural.”

The more I try to detach myself from those feelings and live in the present moment, loving God and my neighbors, the more I feel union with Him.

That union with Him is priceless, and it fills every fiber of my being. I am filled with joy and am not lacking anything." † - Joelma Regis

Happy Valentine's Day! May God fill your heart with joy and love.

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 👩‍🔬🧪
Let's celebrate all the #WomeninScience especially the #nuns who have made remarkable Scientific contributions in their field. #WomeninSTEM
We celebrate all these sisters who dedicated their lives to science and God:
Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller, BVM, Sr. Noella Marcelino, Sr. Miriam Michael Stimson, Sisters Emilia Ponzoni, Regina Colombo, Concetta Finardi, and Luigia Pancer!

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 👩‍🔬🧪 #February11. Let's celebrate all the #WomeninScience especially the #nuns who have made remarkable Scientific contributions in their field. #WomeninSTEM

From left:

1. Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller, BVM, First Woman to earn a Ph.D. in computer science. She is also the co-founder of the computer programming language called #BASIC. She strongly advocated for women in computer science.

2. Sr. Noella Marcelino, Scientist-nun, #microbiologist and world famous cheese maker.

3. Sr. Miriam Michael Stimson - Catholic Nun and Scientist who played a greater role in the history of understanding #DNA

4. At the bottom - Sisters Emilia Ponzoni, Regina Colombo, Concetta Finardi and Luigia Panceri, were at the Vatican to measure and map stars from plate-glass photographs. They cataloged the brightness and locations of a whopping 481,215 stars during their years of diligent work.

#churchandscience #sciencegrewinchristianity #WomeninSTEM #WomeninScience

Holy Trinity Seminary

Come and see what your seminarians at Holy Trinity Seminary are preparing to connect with you this Lent!

The seminarians of Holy Trinity Seminary invite you to join us this Lent through new virtual events and reflections to help you grow closer to Christ.

Please include your intentions in the comments section, and remember that we are always praying with you and for you!

Spread the word about National Marriage Week 2021~Feb 7-14

❤️ Marriage is not only a beautiful vocation. It is also a necessary one,
for out of marriage and family will come other vocations, to priestly, religious and single life, each a response to the Lord who says ‘Follow me’.

🙏 May all couples deepen their knowledge and faith in God and in each other, nurturing a happy and a holy marriage.

May we who are bound by a special sacrament, be faithful to each other forever and assume all the responsibilities of married life faithfully. https://www.foryourmarriage.org/celebrate-national-marriage-week/ #NationalMarriageWeek

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, pray for us! 🙏

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, pray for us! 🙏

45% of responding religious making perpetual vows in 2020 had attended a Catholic elementary school, which is higher than that for all Catholic adults in the United States (16%).

*Stats source CARA 2021

God bless our Catholic Schools!

45% of responding religious making perpetual vows in 2020 attended a Catholic elementary school.
38% of responding religious attended a Catholic high school. 38% of responding religious attended a Catholic college.

*Stats source CARA 2021

Let’s keep encouraging young adults to consider religious life 🙏

Let's encourage young people to consider religious life.
Nearly half (45%) report being encouraged by a parish priest to consider a vocation to religious life. Men are more likely than women to be encouraged by a parish priest.
(50% compared to 40% of women religious). *Stats from CARA 2021

St. Mary's Seminary celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord early this morning before dawn with Candlemas (also known as Candlemass). Signifying Christ is the Light that brings people out of darkness.

The way the chapel was illuminated with only candles may look familiar for those of you who went to Adoration by Candlelight last year when we held it at St. Mary's Seminary #prayforvocations #PrayForSeminarians

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About Consecrated Life

Happy World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life!

"A consecrated person has a unique relationship with God. It's that relationship of feeling loved by God and corresponding to that love with an undivided heart." - Joelma Regis

Please pray in a special way today for those who live a consecrated life.

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“Love doesn’t stop when we rekindle the spirit of joy in our spouse through constant courtship in marriage”. -Daniel Cardinal DiNardo.

“Love doesn’t stop when we rekindle the spirit of joy in our spouse through constant courtship in marriage”. -Daniel Cardinal DiNardo-. Hear these and other inspirational words from Cardinal DiNardo during Valentine Date Night, Friday, Feb. 12th at 5:15pm. Capacity is limited! So sign up online today! www.archgh.org/familylife

"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen." -Thomas Aquinas

Happy Feast!

How can we pray for you? Please let us know in the comments section.

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Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston

Join us on Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 a.m. for our Annual Respect Life Mass to pray for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters. Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are available online at https://archgh.cvent.com/RespectLifeMass. For those unable to attend in person, the Mass will be livestreamed at https://www.archgh.org/live.

How can we pray for you this week? Please share your intentions in the comments section.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Archbishop José H. Gomez's statement for the Observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Full statement: http://ow.ly/oDRz50Da1hi #MLK #MartinLutherKing

"I think the big grace that we all have to ask for in discernment it's perseverance, and to keep saying "yes" and to keep turning to the Lord." - Deacon Joseph White.

St. Joseph Medical Center

We were happy to welcome Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston this morning as he received the first dose of his COVID-19 vaccine as a member of the 1B group.

COVID-19 Vaccines are available in Houston for individuals who meet the state’s criteria for 1A or 1B groups which includes:
- Front-line health care workers
- People 65 and older
- People 16 and older with health conditions that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness

For information about vaccine opportunities in Houston, visit: www.HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19

"I accepted that call knowing that no one else could reciprocate that love that Christ had for me, other than Him Himself." - Deacon Houston Okonma

Is God calling you to be a priest? Check out Deacon Chad Henry's advice on discernment.

How can we pray for you this week? Please share your intentions in the comments section.

Almighty ever-living God, who, when Christ had been baptized in the River Jordan and as the Holy Spirit descended upon him, solemnly declared him your beloved Son, grant that your children by adoption, reborn of water and the Holy Spirit, may always be well pleasing to you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. - Collect Prayer

The seminarians have returned! Please keep them in your prayers 🙏

The seminarians have returned! With the return dinner and ugly Christmas sweater contest in the books, we now send them off to their annual retreats on this Feast of Epiphany. Please keep them in your prayers this week!

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How can we pray for you this week? Please type your intentions in the comments, we would love to pray for you 🙏

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