UP Catholic 09 16 2016 E Edition Page 11

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC VOCATING September 16, 2016 11 Gentlemen, start your journey! Perhaps your path will pick up where the Venerable Bishop Baraga left off. If you have questions or would like help discerning a possible vocation contact: Fr. Ben Hasse, Director of Vocations 906-290-2434 bhasse@dioceseofmarquette.org God's Call In The Wilderness - 2016 Bishop John, Dcn. Tom & Fr. Ben join with young men who are open to discernment. Vocating: A guide to discernment What advice do you have for someone discerning their vocation? JEN & NATE RAICHE ST. MARY & ST. JOSEPH, IRON MOUNTAIN When discerning your vocation, realize that God calls us all to love as Christ loved - the ultimate picture of that love is the cross. As a married couple, daily we are asked to die to self in many ways, some big and some small; living from one loving response to another. DEACON JACK LEADBETTER DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF PERMANENT DIACONATE If one has been in the process of discerning on their own I would suggest that a discussion with his pastor and with his spouse, if applicable, is in order. After that happens they should contact the director of permanent diaconate to begin the formal discernment process. FATHER BEN HASSE DIOCESAN DIRECTOR OF VOCATIONS Your best tools of discernment are prayer and the sacraments: stay close to daily prayer, to the Eucharist, to regular confession. Talk to your pastor or another local priest, and contact the vocations director (me!) If either encourages you to continue discerning and exploring the priesthood, trust that God can work in and through you. SISTER GLORIA SCHULTZ SISTERS OF ST. PAUL DE CHARTRES DISTRICT SUPERIOR If you have felt a call from God or a curiosity about religious life, you are probably wanting to discern religious life. I advise at this point to find a mentor, someone that you can trust and share your call or curiosity. That person you share with should have a listening heart and an understanding of religious life.

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