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This morning @OKCVocations rolled into Sacred Heart Catholic School in OKC for #nationalvocationawarenessweek! Keep praying for these kids as they begin to hear God’s call in their lives to marriage, priesthood, or religious life!
The @ArchOKC is looking forward to having 22 new Permanent Deacons ordained this evening in the @archokc! Please pray for them!

#prayforvocations #diaconate #permanentdeacons #deacons #catholic #holyorders #archokc #okcvocations
Join @okcvocations for our next St. Andrew Dinner in the @archokc! If you are a young man in high school or college open to the possibility of the priesthood, join us at St. Monica’s in Edmond on Tuesday, November 7th from 6:00pm-8:30pm for Evening Prayer, dinner, and a conversation on vocational discernment! RSVP by Nov. 3rd at!

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The @archokc Annual Priests’ Silent Retreat is beginning this evening at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita. We will also start rolling out the new 2017-2018 seminarian posters to our parishes! 
#thinkingpriesthood @okcvocations #vocations #seminarians #catholicpriest
“We may never know how our lives may have an impact on someone else’s story.” -Joseph Cardinal Tobin on the importance of vocations.

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Sr. Marita Rother, A.S.C. - “I’m grateful to the Church for recognizing him. I’m proud of him for not giving up, meeting his daily challenges and trusting in God’s promise to give him eternal life.“
“At every moment, especially the most difficult ones, the Lord’s faithfulness is always the authentic driving force of salvation history, which arouses the hearts of men and women and confirms them in the hope of one day reaching the “promised land”. This is where we find the sure foundation of every hope: God never abandons us and he remains true to his word.” -Pope Benedict XVI on the occasion for the 2013 World Day of Prayer for Vocations

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Keep our seminarians, Will Banowsky and Jerome Krug, in your prayers as they begin their fall semester classes in Rome today.
Fr. Kelly Edwards imparts his first priestly blessings to his brother priests following his ordination on June 24, 2017 at the @cathedralokc.

The Beautiful Hands of a Priest - Irish Poem

We need them in life's early morning,
We need them again at its close;
We feel their warm clasp of true friendship,
We seek them while tasting life's woes.
When we come to this world we are sinful,
The greatest as well as the least.
And the hands that make us pure as angels
Are the beautiful hands of a priest.

At the altar each day we behold them,
And the hands of a king on his throne
Are not equal to them in their greatness
Their dignity stands alone.
For there in the stillness of morning
Ere the sun has emerged from the east,
There God rests between the pure fingers
Of the beautiful hands of a priest.

When we are tempted and wander
To pathways of shame and sin
'Tis the hand of a priest that will absolve us.
Not once but again and again.
And when we are taking life's partner
Other hands may prepare us a feast
But the hands that will bless and unite us,
Are the beautiful hands of a priest.

God bless them and keep them all holy,
For the Host which their fingers caress,
What can a poor sinner do better
But to praise Thee who chose thee to bless
When the death dews on our eyes are falling,
May our courage and strength be increased
To see, raised above us in blessing
The beautiful hands of a priest.

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“To be a Saint is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.” - Pope Francis

ArchOKC Seminarians with Sister Marita Rother, the sister of Blessed Stanley Rother.

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“Ignorance of the Sacred Scriptures is an ignorance of Christ!” - St. Jerome

Pray for our seminarians as they continually break open the Sacred Scriptures and encounter the Lord!

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Today the Archdiocese of OKC celebrates the retirement of Mrs. Jean Mulligan, the Vocations Office Secretary. Thank you for your years of dedication to our priests, deacons, seminarians, and discerners! You will be missed!