Vocation Update: Weekends for 2008- 09

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK — Holy Name Province has scheduled 10 vocation weekends for the 2008 – 09 year.  They will be held in a variety of geographic regions; each will have one of several themes/titles: hospitality, discernment, and Franciscan Experience Weekend (FEW).

Five of the weekends will be held this fall with the first scheduled for Sept. 5 – 7 on Long Beach Island.  Details on these weekends are below.

Sept. 5-7, 2008  Hospitality Weekend St. Francis Friary, Beach Haven, N.J.
Sept. 26-28, 2008 Discernment Weekend Holy Peace Friary & Mt. Irenaeus
West Clarksville, N.Y.
Nov. 14-16, 2008 FEW St. Anthony Shrine, Boston, Mass.
Nov. 21–23, 2008 Hospitality Weekend Holy Name College, Silver Spring, Md.
Dec. 5-7, 2008 Hospitality Weekend St. Anthony Shrine, Boston, Mass.

Vocation Director Brian Smail, OFM, said that these weekends are wonderful ways for men considering a life as a Franciscan to learn about Holy Name’s culture and formation program.   Information  about past vocation weekends can be found in Insight & Wisdom, the quarterly newsletter of HNP’ Vocation Ministry.

Brian reminds readers that attendees of the Franciscan Experience Weekends are invited by the vocation director.

The weekends are hosted by the pastor or guardian of each friary and moderated by members of the vocation team (regional vocation directors).

Details about upcoming Vocation Weekends will be posted on the Province’s Web site.