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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC VOCATING September 16, 2016 13 life. Armock is from Wyoming, Mich., but considers St. Michael Parish in Marquette her second home as she is a student at Northern Michigan University. I started discerning religious life shortly after serving as a Totus Tuus missionary. That sum- mer helped me in this journey by teaching me the importance and power of prayer. Armock added that she had felt a religious life calling prior to Totus Tuus, but I always pushed it away out of fear or pride. During this time of discernment, Armock has turned to attending daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, journaling and praying the rosary. These help provide time in quiet prayer with our Lord and silence in which the Lord can speak. Armock added that this is currently a time of discernment, This does not mean that I am definitely being called to the religious life, but rather that Im beginning to open my heart and mind to Gods plan for me. As of this fall, nine Totus Tuus alumni are studying for the priesthood. Among them is Benjamin Rivard, who served in 2014. Serving as a missionary helped me through discernment in that it gives you that element of the priesthood where youre really actively evangelizing, teaching, helping and encourag- ing the children and their families, and spend- ing time with them like priests do, said Rivard. Hartges, Gregory, Armock, and Rivard are just a few examples of missionaries living out Gods call. In addition, four are currently engaged and preparing for the sacrament of marriage, while others are actively discerning their calls. For more information on how to become a Totus Tuus missionary, or get involved in other missionary organizations, see page 17. FROM PAGE 12 COURTESY PHOTO Gina Armock (left) with her brother Cody Armock during Totus Tuus training in 2015. Gina is currently discerning a call to religious life, while Cody recently began study- ing for the priesthood for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. Men join together for "God's call into the wilderness" PHOTO COURTESY OF DEACON THOMAS FOYE Men discerning a call to the priesthood gather with Bishop John Doerfler and Father Ben Hasse for Mass out- doors during the God's call into the wilderness backpacking trip to Pictured Rocks. The annual discernment trip gives men the opportunity to further discern if God is calling them to a vocation to the priesthood. It is led by Bishop John Doerfler, Deacon Tom Foye and Father Ben Hasse, director of diocesan vocations. BRANDON YANNI Holy Name of Mary, Soo Pre-Theology, S.H.M.S. WE INVITE YOU TO PRAY FOR VOCATIONS. LOVING FATHER, MASTER OF THE HARVEST; PLEASE SEND MORE LABORERS TO WORK IN YOUR VINEYARD. AMEN. www.dioceseofmarquette.org/vocations DID YOU KNOW BRANDON... - graduated from LSSU with a degree in chemistry? - went to Steubenville as a chaperone this summer? - is part of the music ministry and youth ministry at his parish? I'd love to spend some quality time with you! Prayer partners are needed for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Say YES to that inner voice calling YOU. Stop in today and/or call to set up your very own personal hour with the Lord. Iron Mountain Area - "B" St. & Stockbridge (906) 774-5157 Menominee Area - 2735 Taylor St., Marinette (906) 863-6524 Marquette Area - St. Peter Cathedral (906) 226-6548 Sponsored by the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Peter Cathedral, Marquette, MI

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