The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood. Our diocese has a director of vocations and we’d be delighted to make an introduction for any interested candidates. Talk to Fr. Toner to get more information. The Diocesan website may also have useful information about Vocations in our diocese.
Religious life ought to promote growth in the church by way of attraction. The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! . . . It is this witness that I expect of you. Religious should be men and women who are able to wake the world up.
—Pope Francis, meeting with the Union of Superiors General, November 29, 2013