“You became a new creation through baptism. There is a power in you that is stronger than death. You are a child of God and a disciple of Jesus Christ and are called into relationship and to be life-long learners of Jesus Christ,” said Peter Herbeck, vice president and director of missions for Renewal Ministries,
"The Cross Country Championship is just a great event,” said Daniel Jones, CYO Coordinator with the diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.
“Jesus will not leave his Church without priests, but that does not mean that we can idly stand by and hope for the best,” said Msgr. David James, Diocesan vicar general and director of the Office for Vocations.
Serran Prayer for Vocations: O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseech you, through the intercession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junipero Serra, and all the saints, an increase of laborers for your Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.