Vocations Awareness Week brings lively participation

By Edie Knellinger
Vocations office

The week of November 5 to 11 marked the 41st observance of Vocations Awareness Week across the United States. In the Diocese of Pueblo, we are blessed with joyful, committed and involved clergy who inspire single men and women of Southern Colorado to consider the priesthood and religious life through their Godly example.

During this year’s Vocations Awareness Week, Catholic schools in the diocese received fun resources to share with students and encourage the exploration of vocations as realistic and exciting career options.

The students of St. Therese Catholic School got to cheer on their 8th grade students and local priests in their annual Volleyball Challenge on November 6. This year, Bishop Berg led the priests to their first victory against the spirited 8th grade team. All classes were present to cheer on the players and take a turn at the “photo booth,” getting a peek at how each would look as a priest or sister. St. John Neumann students joined in the fun for the inaugural Student v. Clergy Basketball Challenge on November 10. The students ran the priests up and down the court with breaks in the action for all ages to participate in throwing, racing and catching challenges. Fun and prizes were had by all.

A special thank you to all the teachers and administrators for making this year’s Vocations Awareness Week athletic events possible.Please continue to keep our seminarians, Nadin Williams Ospino and Zach Selig, in your prayers.

The Office of Vocations is always available to answer questions and support you and your parish in the promotion of vocations among our youth and single adults. Call or text Fr. Carl Wertin at (719) 680-1971 or email father.wertin@trinidadcatholic.org for more information about discerning your vocation.