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World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017
In a happy coincidence, in conjunction with the end of Jesuit Vocation Month, Pope Francis released his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017 entitled, "Led by the Spirit for Mission". The 2017 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be celebrated on May 7th.

In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling.

The Holy Father says that "commitment to mission is not something added on to the Christian life as a kind of decoration, but is instead an essential element of faith itself. A relationship with the Lord," he adds, "entails being sent out into the world as prophets of his word and witnesses of his love."

Read the entire message from the Holy Father.





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Fr. Sean Carroll, SJ, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative, shares news and its mission to St. Peter Church in Charlotte, NC.

Parish representatives from across the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces worked with Bread for the World to address world hunger at Congress.

Fr. Christopher Fronk, SJ, has been selected for promotion to the rank of captain in the United States Navy.

On June 10, 2017, the Most Reverend George Murry, SJ, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio, ordained Jesuits Rodolfo Casals, Daniel Corrou, Brett McLaughlin, and Angelo Rizzo to the priesthood. They were among the 30 Jesuits ordained priests in the U.S. and Canada this month.

Four men will become Jesuit priests on June 10, 2017 at Fordham University Church in New York, including A.J. Rizzo, SJ, from the Maryland Province.

Fr. William Blazek, SJ, has been named national director of The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, succeeding Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, who served for 14 years.

Sponsors and runners helped raise more than $15,000 to benefit Baltimore-area Jesuit social ministry programs at our schools, parishes and apostolates.

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