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Creating a Culture of Vocations

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As part of Bishop Oscar Cantú’s Mass of Thanksgiving on the 25th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, the Bishop shared some observations regarding the Diocese as we move forward as a diocesan family. Among several initiatives the Bishop announced was the launch of “Creating a Culture of Vocations.”

For Bishop Cantú, this project begins with us and with our families. Each Parish and School was commissioned with a crucifix made especially for this program. By encouraging our families to pray together and dialogue about our faith, our hope is that younger generations will open their hearts and minds to God’s plan for them and for the Church.

The Crucifix is to be passed on from family to family in your parish (classroom to classroom in your school) on a weekly basis.  It can be presented to the new family/classroom at the end of Sunday (weekly) Mass, providing an opportunity to keep the topic of vocations front and center.

For more information about the initiative, and to watch a video from the Bishop in English, Spanish or Vietnamese, visit www.dsj.org.

To ask for additional crucifixes for your parish please contact Anabella Estrada, Anabella.estrada@dsj.org.