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Introducing the Melchizedek Project: Receive the Tools for Discernment

We are pleased to announce a new discernment program for young adult Catholic men, beginning this Fall: The Melchizedek Project! Free to all participants, the program provides resources to deepen one’s vocational discernment. Men will meet to pray about their lives, listen for God’s voice, and get serious about answering God’s call. Using Fr. Brett Brannen’s To Save a Thousand Souls as a guide, participants will be able to ask themselves and discuss: Am I willing to follow Christ no matter what the cost, what the call? Will I choose to trust His will for me, and courageously go where He leads?

Catholic men ages 18-30 are invited to join us for “The Melchizedek Project.” This seven-session series will occur on every second Thursday of the month at St. Mel Parish in Fair Oaks from 7:00PM-8:30PM, beginning September 14, 2017. These sessions will be led by a priest and help you to gain the spiritual tools needed for discerning your vocation. 

There is no cost or obligation. To register, please contact our office at 916-733-0258 or msmith@scd.org. Consider it! Consider priesthood! 

(Download the flyer for The Melchizedek Project here.)

 

Warren Smith and Fr. Chase invite you to the Collar Cup!

On July 1st at Papa Murphy Park in Sacramento, our priests and seminarians will meet each other on the soccer field in the first ever Collar Cup! While this author may have some bias (go sems!), the afternoon promises to be fun, faith-filled, and and exciting. Join special guest Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck for Mass with a blessing of athletes. The priests vs. sems soccer match will follow. Stay after the Collar Cup match for a professional game featuring the Sacramento Republic and the San Antonio FC.

Check out the following videos from Sacramento Republic owner Warren Smith and Fr. Chase himself!

For tickets and more information, visit the Collar Cup website or call the Office of Vocations at 916-733-0258.

Introduction from Warren Smith:

Invitation from Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck:

 

 

Talking Vocations at Christian Brothers High School!

Recently a group of seminarians, religious sisters, priests, and brothers ventured to Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento to promote vocations. This has been an ongoing effort to reach out to high school students in the Diocese of Sacramento: along with Christian Brothers, we have also visited Mercy High School up north, and plan on visiting Vallejo in the near future.

We had a wonderful time meeting all of the students, and they asked some terrific questions! Here are a few pictures from the event; click on the photo for a larger version.

 

Fr. Chuck Kelly’s Vocation Story

 

Father Hector Commercial

He was still Deacon Hector when this commercial was made.

This video was made by parishioners of St. Thomas More parish in Paradise, CA . I meant to post this before the actual ordination, but it got lost in the midst of other things.

Enjoy.

The Ordination, which was this past Saturday, and Father’s mass of thanksgiving, yesterday, were both beautiful.

Pictures, Video and story to come.

 

Watch Inspiring Video

Archbishop Dolan ordains 5 priests to the Archdiocese of New York   Why Not?   God in the Streets of New York City   Deacon Mike reflects upon his vocation to the priesthood.