05 May 2010

Archdiocesan Vocation Fair

A woman stepped out of the door to the Basilica just as Sister Mary Snapshot was going to take a picture of Sister Anne Francis carrying this six-foot table on her head. She was going to ask Sister Anne Francis if some of her students could help carry the table. At exactly the same moment, Sister took her left hand off the table and struck a pose for the camera. The thoughtful on-looker stood in the doorway with her mouth agape and said, "I guess she probably doesn't need any help after all."

Eighth grade students from archdiocesan schools attended a 10.30am Mass and then proceeded to visit tables set up by local religious communities. Students were given a sheet with facts about each community and they had to identify correctly the institute to which each fact referred. Above, Sister Anne Francis helps a young man answer question number seven: Which order is 400 years old and was founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal?

In an inspiring homily by Fr. Mark Ivany, parochial vicar at Little Flower parish, students were invited to listen to the Lord's voice in their lives as they would listen to the coach on a sports team: amid all the other noises and distractions, we must train ourselves to listen to the voice of one who can see the whole picture.

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