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Veneziano, Lorenzo (fl. 1356-1379) Calling of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew. Predella panel. Oil on poplar, 23.7 x 32.5cm. Inv III 80. Photo: Joerg P. Anders. Location: Gemaeldegaleria, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, BNerlin, Germany. Photo Credit: Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz / Art Resource, NY

 

In a special way I commend to you young men the closing words of this evening’s Gospel: “You did not choose me, but I chose you” (John 15:16).  Yes, the gift of a vocation to the priesthood is not something you seek for yourselves.  It has nothing to do with status or privilege as the world understands these things.  Your great privilege will be to lay down your lives with Christ the eternal priest if you are truly called to this vocation.  May God help each of you to discern His will so that you too may “Go out to bear fruit, fruit that will last.” -- Pope John Paul II, to priests, religious, and seminarians in Malawi (May 4, 1989)

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  • Ordination +

    Father Kevin Mohan became the newest priest in the Diocese of Camden on May 18, after being ordained by Bishop Dennis Sullivan at a morning Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden.

     

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    In front of his brother priests, family, and friends,

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  • iRace 4 Vocations and Mass in the Park photos +

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  • Mass in the Park with Bishop Sullivan and iRace 4 Vocations April 21 +

    More than 700 people of all ages, including parishioners, school students,

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  • Holy Hour for Vocations +

    The Office of Vocations is excited to begin a new initiative: a Holy Hour for Vocations on the first Thursday of every month.

    Emphasizing that the holy hour is not only for “people who are discerning the possibility of a priestly vocation,” Fr. Michael Romano, director of Vocations, says that

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  • Father Romano named Vocations Director +


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    Bishop Joseph A. Galante named Father Michael M. Romano as director of vocations for the Diocese of Camden, effective on July 1, 2011.

    Father Romano, 29, served as parochial vicar, Incarnation, Mantua, and chaplain at Paul VI High School, Haddon Township. He continues as chaplain at Paul VI. He resides at St.

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