Vocation Opportunities and Awareness

In every parish there are young men who may have a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.  As a diocesan priest with nearly 30 years of pastoral experience in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston I know the need for HOLY and COMPETENT priests.

The St. Andrew Supper Club is my best attempt to invite single men 21 and older to discuss  vocation questions.  We meet at the rectory once a month and let the Holy Spirit take it from there.  Interested a little bit?  Call!  723-2054.   BTW   St. Andrew was the first apostle called by Christ to follow him.  frdeanborgmeyer@aol.com

January 25, 2011
Discernment Days of Reflection
Premise: The Office of Vocations will offer regional days of reflection in   Charleston and Morgantown. We are inviting the 3,500 men between the ages of 18-35, whose contact information has been obtained through data-mining, as well as the 50 men that we know through personal contact.    The retreat will offer the sacrament of Reconciliation, celebration of the Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, talks given by clergy on the meaning of ordained ministry, spiritual discernment, and the universal call to holiness.
Dates and locations:
John XXIII Pastoral Center: Saturday, March 12, Day of Reflection 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales, Morgantown: Saturday, April 2, Day of Reflection 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Retreat Team:
Bishop Michael Bransfield, Fr. Tony Cincinnati, Fr. Dennis Schuelkens, Fr. Paul Hudock, Patrick McCarthy – organization & support, and local clergy

Discernment Dinners
Premise: The Vocation Office will offer two Discernment Dinners: one in the Eastern Panhandle and the other in Wheeling. Local pastors are asked to invite and accompany boys and men who are high school aged or older to these dinners. The evening will be made up of evening prayer, dinner, and a few discernment stories.

Dates and Locations:
Angelus Center St. Michael Parish Wheeling: Friday, May 27, 2011; 6-8:00 p.m.
Priest Field Pastoral Center: Friday, June 10, 2011; 6-8:00 p.m.