While we always enjoy in person vocation events, the pandemic has stimulated us to utilize social platforms to engage with young men interested in a missionary vocation. One of these has been Saturday evening Come & See events. They last just two hours and during this time we cover various subjects, introduce participants to Maryknoll priests, Brothers and candidates in training and hear some of their stories.
For example on May 22nd we covered a lot of ground in two hours from learning a little of ourselves including the music that has given us grace during the pandemic; how to prepare and build your vocation raft (using Tom Hanks’ movie: Castaway); visiting the Maryknoll Center via a virtual tour; reflection on a mission story by vocation minister Greg Darr; discussion on the particular Gospel that is lived in one’s home town; what our nation went through when George Floyd died and the meaning of the poetic words of Amanda Gorman. Preparation matters when building your vocation raft. Stay tuned for more information about the next come and see event.
Participants at our May 22nd Event