Vocations in Chicago

2018-01-07T21:37:52+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

It might not have been my first choice of where to spend New Year's, but Chicago was home for the first days of the New Year.  This year, Fr. Steve dos Santos, Srs Patti Kramer, C.PP.S.,  Karen Elliot, C.PP.S.,  Therese Wetta, ASC, and myself were on hand to spend the week with college students at [...]

National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2017

2017-10-29T13:26:55+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

By Timothy Armbruster, C.PP.S., Vocation Director National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. Observance [...]

Painting Peace Poles in Chicago

2017-08-17T14:33:03+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

“The boards are primed and are ready to be painted,” were the only words of instruction given to us to paint one of the Peace Poles at PBMR.  During the Vocation Mission/Discernment week that Fr. Steve Dos Santos and I hosted we had the opportunity to experience many different activities of the Center.  Over the past [...]

Lenten Retreat–Gathering around the campfire

2017-04-14T16:14:53+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

By Timothy Armbruster, Vocation Director "Living Like Jesus" is the theme chosen for this year's Catholic School theme.  Both St Francis Xavier School, in St. Joseph, as well as St. James Catholic School, in Liberty, have been working with this theme for the school year.  In keeping with this theme, this year's Lenten retreat focused [...]

Sacred Heart 8th Grade Mission Trip

2017-04-14T15:34:19+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

By Timothy Armbruster, Vocation Director After 3 days of various service and community building activities, the Sacred Heart 8th Grade Mission trip wrapped up with Mass on the Labyrinth.  It was a beautiful spring morning to be gathered outside.  Our mass was celebrated in thanksgiving for the wonderful week of service and a chance to [...]

Sacred Heart 8th Grade Mission Trip

2017-04-06T16:35:04+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Vocation, Weekly Wine Press|

By Timothy Armbruster, Vocation Director Sacred Heart School 8th grade class and Mrs. Debbie Bolin, Campus Minister, are teaming up with The Missionaries of the Precious Blood and the Sisters of Charity for a 8th Grade Mission Trip in Kansas City. Twenty-three eight grade students will spend time between now and Friday at Harvester’s, Unbound, Seton [...]