Vocations

Hearing the Lord’s call to the priesthood, religious and lay life

Special chalice ‘woven into’ Archbishop Vigneron’s boyhood calling

Tim Keenan | Special to The Michigan Catholic Detroit — The word “memento” is defined as an object or item that serves to remind one of a person or past event. Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron recently restored a chalice used at Mass during his formative years at Immaculate Conception Parish in Ira Township that…

‘No one story is the same’ — Sacred Heart promotes vocations with videos

Detroit — Fr. Tim Birney, director of priestly vocations with the Archdiocese of Detroit, knows the culture is becoming more digital than ever before. He also knows that when it comes to encouraging vocational discernment, being aware of the culture’s trends is vital. Reaching into that digital sphere, the archdiocese’s Office of Priestly Vocations has…

Parishioners often surprised, seminarians inspired by parish visits

Bill Blaul Special to The Michigan Catholic Detroit — The visits happen a few times each year and have become among the most uplifting ways of elevating the visibility of priestly vocations in the Detroit Archdiocese. Twice annually during Lent and on one other occasion, about 100 seminarians studying at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in…

A shepherd for lost sheep: Archbishop ordains Fr. Louis Lapeyre

Monroe — Fr. Louis Charles Lapeyre, the newest priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, was ordained Oct. 19 by Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Monroe, surrounded by St. Mary’s parishioners and Fr. Lapeyre’s family and friends. “The Father sent his Son precisely so that this eternal love…