As Catholics, we firmly believe that God has a plan for our lives! He calls some to marriage, some to the priesthood, and others to religious life. Some remain as generous single people. To fully live our own vocation and teach young people how to discern God's call is a serious but joyful duty. Today, November 4th begins National Vocations Awareness Week. During this week, please pray about how God is calling you to live your vocation more deeply. Encourage the youth, children, grandchildren, students, friends to be open to Gods call to priesthood or consecrated life.
This weekend, we will be in Cloudcroft with a few gentlemen who are discerning their vocation. Pray for these men that they may answer God's call. We need more people to fall in love with the Lord. He calls us to follow him in different ways. I am grateful that this community is praying and supporting vocations.
Last weekend, we had a large group of college students attend the Aggie Awakening at Holy Cross Retreat Center. I had the opportunity to visit with them briefly. I saw joy, love and hunger for the Lord. The retreat team and Annisa Wright did a fabulous job coordinating the retreat. We are blessed to have the students of NMSU
Fr. Alex Urena