Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pilgrimage to Berlin, New Hampshire

I’ve been looking forward for some time to attending the last of the QUO VADIS DAYS in Berlin, New Hampshire on the evening of July 26th, the Feast of Saint Anne.  So many vocations have come to the Church in New Hampshire through Saint Anne of the Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin that I can’t wait to see first hand the faith which so effectively noursihes tomorrow’s shepherds.

The Manchester QUO VADIS DAYS are “a time of prayer, fellowship, recreation, and discussion to help young men explore the Lord’s call in their life.”  The Berlin Pilgrimage is the culminating event of these days and begins with a candlelight vigil prayer service on Wednesday Night.  Wucharistic Adoration and veneration of the Relic of Saint Anne continue throughout the day on Thursday.  There’s an organ concert at 1:30pm, followed by Mass and a Eucharistic Procession led by Bishop Libasci.  For a complete schedule click here.

Each of the Dioceses and religious communities we serve promote vocations in so many wonderful ways.  That’s the reason we’re expecting twenty-seven new men at Saint John’s Seminary this Fall!   

And that’s why every member of our community should join me in saying a prayer of thanksgiving for Bishop Libasci, Father Jalbert, Father Sledziona, and all those who work so hard to encourage men to answer the Lord’s call.