This is a new activity that we have at St. Mary’s seminary, Houston. We
used to have our Sunday Mass at the seminary, but now we visit some of
the parishes in Houston once a month. We are divided into small groups and
to go to different parishes.
My group has experienced three different cultures in the three visits that we have done. In the first visit, we went to a Vietnamese Mass, it made me reflect on the importance of the language to communicate with others. Although the mass was in Vietnamese, we experienced the
language of love of the Lord to us and the support of people for vocations. The second parish was an African-American Mass in which we experienced a very lively music, as African people use to celebrate their mass. And finally we went to Immaculate Conception Parish out of Houston where we experienced the presence of a lot of young men and women participating in the Sacred Eucharist.
This experiences help me to understand more about my discernment
process of my vocation and to be aware of the different needs of the
communities, especially those communities that do no have a pastor from their native language or nation.