Men In Black
During the school year, each school is visited
by the Office of Vocation Promotion. The presentations
vary from school to school, but the message is always the same.
God is calling young people to follow him in Religious Life.
The excitement of a life lived in response to God's call is
communicated to young people during the presentation. At
the end of the day, there is a greater respect for and awareness
of the beauty of God's invitation to follow him as a priest,
brother, or sister.
The Catholic High Schools of the Diocese
have set up week-long vocation programs for the 2010-2011 academic year. The week includes an opening mass,
classroom presentations, after school activities, and a day of
prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. Parents, grandparents,
and alumni are invited to join us for prayer for vocations in
our high schools. Contact the school for exact times and
|Bishop Grimes, Syracuse
||October 17 - 21, 2011
|Seton Catholic Central,
||Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2011
|Rome Catholic, Rome
||December 6 - 9, 2011
|Bishop Ludden, Syracuse
||January 9 - 13, 2012
|Utica Notre Dame, Utica
||February 13 - 17, 2012
Elementary and Middle Schools of the Diocese have shorter
programs at different times throughout the year. The
classroom visits include age appropriate stories, activities, as
well as question and answer sessions. These
programs also encourage our children to seek the will of God in
The hope of the schools program is for the conversation about
vocations to continue at home. A supportive family is the
seedbed of vocations. When your child returns from school
after a Vocations Day visit, be sure to ask about the day.
Look for the big sticker and then explore the web for more
information. Please visit the resources page for
ideas to create a nurturing home environment.
Begin with prayer together...before meals, before bed, and of
course, Sunday Mass.