October 24, 2014

Called By Name program connects those possibly having religious vocations

Criterion staff report

For the last two years, the archdiocesan Vocations Office has offered a program titled Called By Name, through which Catholics submitted the names of young men and women in whom could be seen a possible calling to religious life.

Those nominated were invited to a deanery or combined deanery dinner to learn more about religious vocations.

Below are the results of those efforts:

  • New Albany Deanery, summer of 2012 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany, about 30 attendees (called a “Discernment Dinner” at that time).
  • Indianapolis North and West deaneries, spring of 2013 at St. Monica Parish (West) and St. Lawrence Parish (North), both in Indianapolis, 75 total attendees.
  • Connersville and Batesville deaneries, fall of 2013 at St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish in Batesville, 44 attendees.
  • Indianapolis South and East deaneries, spring of 2014 at St. Jude Parish (South) and Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish (East), both in Indianapolis, 110 attendees.
  • Bloomington and Seymour deaneries, fall of 2014 at St. Agnes Parish in Nashville, 51 attendees.

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