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November 21, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 43   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Encouraging vocations:
We all play a part

MADISON -- We all play a part in encouraging vocations to the ordained priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life.

This was emphasized at a recent diocesan area meeting for parish and regional vocation committees at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center here.

The meeting was one of four meetings held in October and November. Others took place at St. Mary Parish in Platteville; Nativity of Mary Parish in Janesville; and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Portage.

Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Vocations, the meetings featured presentations by Msgr. Daniel Ganshert, coordinator of vocations; Jacky Miller, assistant and director of religious education for Holy Rosary Parish, Darlington; and Mary Lestina, administrative assistant for the Diocese of Madison's Office of Vocations.

Attending the meetings were members of parishes with vocation committees or parishes interested in forming vocation committees. Those attending the four meetings also included pastors, members of Serra Clubs, Knights of Columbus, principals, and teachers, said Lestina. She said the Office of Vocations is compiling a database of those who attended the meetings so that they can keep in touch with them.

"We were pleased because of who came and their seriousness about working together," said Lestina.
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