For the Universal Church, today was the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the Archangels. They are the secondary patron of Conception Abbey and Seminary College, which makes the feast a solemnity here in Conception, Mo.
One of the traditions associated with this day is the St. Michael’s Open House Party. St. Michael’s is one of the seminary residence buildings on campus and it mainly houses the freshman and sophomores.
This year the Diocese of Jefferson City has 4 freshmen at Conception.
Left to right:
Cody Wagner, St. Pius X, Moberly
Henry Yeagle, St. Peter, Marshall
Garrett Forck, St. Peter, Jefferson City
Cameron DeGraff, St. Francis Cabrini, Paris
As a senior, its been great getting to know these guys over the past several weeks. I hope that you will all have an opportunity to meet them in the diocese soon.
These four guys represent four out of the six guys who entered seminary this semester for our diocese.
Please continue to pray for more young men to be open to a call to the priesthood, as well as for our current seminarians.
If you yourself, or if you know anyone who may be discerning a vocation to the priesthood, have them check out this Web Site: www.discoverthepriesthood.org and contact Fr. Joe Corel, Diocesan Vocations Director