Greeting from New Orleans. I am attending the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Director (NCDVD) in this side of the States from September 22nd - 29th.This is the 54th Annual Convention. Every year, the Vocation Directors of the different dioceses of the United States get together to discuss important matters of the future of the Church, vocations. This year it happens that it is taking place in this beautiful City of New Orleans. Those participating at the Convention are bishops, priest and other keynote speakers showing up to offer their expertise on the topic. Among them, are Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, and the well known Father Michael Schmitz. Some of the activities that I am attending during these days are: a) a training for the new Vocation Directors (first 3 days), b) daily mass and Holy Hour, c) Workshops, d) Tour to Notre Dame Seminary, e) many other activities throughout the days. This is an enrichment for me to be able to accompany and guide our seminarians and those candidates thinking about it. I hope to acquire more tools and knowledge on how to help in the discernment of the young men on their calling to follow the Lord.
Fr. Alex Ureña