Tag Archive | priesthood

Vocational Journey / Jornada Vocacional

Vocational Journey / Jornada Vocacional

  God is calling you!  All youth are invited to a Vocational Journey that will take place at Saint Charles Seminary on June 25th in English and July 9th in Spanish from 2PM to 8PM.  We will hear the fascinating stories of how ordinary people become priests, religious sisters, married people and dedicated single people in […]

Prayer for Vocations / Oración por las Vocaciones

Prayer for Vocations / Oración por las Vocaciones

Please join us in praying for vocations for the Diocese of El Paso.
Por favor únete en oración por vocaciones para la Diócesis de El Paso.

Father of the community

Father of the community

Deacon James Keating once said in a presentation, all priests must think like married men, not as bachelor. When I heard those words, I was scandalized. How can it be? A priest must see himself as a responsible husband to be a good leader of his community. He said a priest should be proud of […]

Reflection on Celibacy

Reflection on Celibacy

Why can’t priests marry? It’s a question people often ask and the requirement of celibacy has also been blamed as one of the causes of sexual abuse by priests. Our Church teaches that “The underlying logic of priestly celibacy is the same one we encounter in Christian matrimony: the total gift of everything forever in […]

Summer assignment

Summer assignment

Mostly seminarians are so excited when summer is approaching. Some of us are excited to go home, for vacation, to visit our family and friends, but most of all, we are all excited for our summer assignments. Two years ago, I was assigned to the same church that I am currently doing my summer apostolate. […]

My Calling

My Calling

My vocation story started around the age of 8. Since I was a little kid, I always wanted to attend church. My family was the type that never went to church. Every time we passed Our Lady of Assumption Church I always wanted to go inside the temple. My family just said “One day we […]

The Changing Face of Priesthood

The Changing Face of Priesthood

I was born after Vatican II, so I never experienced growing up with Latin Mass.However, my grandmother would always tell us some nice stories about her experiences with priests celebrating Mass in Latin. She said that the Mass was very holy, even if she did not understand most of the words that the priest said. […]

My Vocation Story

My Vocation Story

On 31st December of the year 1982, Salome Dela Cruz gave birth to a healthy boy, and she named him Victorino Loresca Jr. After a year and six months of my birth, the place where I was born was hit by a powerful typhoon, and because of that my grandmother and the whole family decided […]