World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2019
“There can be no greater joy than to risk one’s life for the Lord! Do not be deaf to the Lord’s call. If he calls you to follow this path, do not pull your oars into the boat, but trust him. Do not yield to fear, which paralyzes us before the great heights to which the Lord points us. Always remember that to those who leave their nets and boat behind, and follow him, the Lord promises the joy of a new life that can fill our hearts and enliven our journey,” said Pope Francis on the upcoming occasion of the 56th Anniversary of World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
He continued, “On World Day of Prayer for Vocations, let us join in prayer and ask the Lord to help us discover his plan of love for our lives, and to grant us the courage to walk in the path that, from the beginning, he has chosen for us.”
The World Day of Prayer for Vocations was celebrated on Sunday, May 12, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The Diocesan celebration was held on Sunday, May 5 at Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Carbondale at 5:00 p.m. with Bishop Joseph C. Bambera as celebrant and homilist.
Project Andrew Dinner
Priests, deacons, seminarians, and young men from throughout the Diocese of Scranton joined Bishop Joseph C. Bambera for the annual Project Andrew Dinner during Christmas break. The evening consisted of Evening Prayer, a meal, and presentations on how the attendees could get involved with the Diocesan Vocation Office in the upcoming year.
Monday, July 16 at Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton
An outdoor social followed by Eucharistic Adoration, praise & worship music led by Francis Zelinka from the Full Armor Band, a gospel reflection by newly ordained Father Ryan Glenn, and the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation were all part of the evening.
Quo Vadis Days 2018
Sunday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 27
Quo Vadis Days is a summer camp held at Misericordia University for high school young men and includes dynamic talks, a visit from Bishop Bambera, sports and activities, prayer, small group discussion, interaction with priests and seminarians, and a lot of fun!
Bringing together young men who are serious about their Catholic Faith empowers them to live as intentional disciples and supports their ongoing vocational discernment.
Edward Joseph Casey and Ryan Patrick Glenn were ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton on Saturday, June 9.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Diocesan Celebration held at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Williamsport with Bishop Joseph C. Bambera as principal celebrant and homilist.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
A gathering of the young church with Bishop Bambera to kickoff National Vocation Awareness Week in the Diocese of Scranton
Sunday, November 5, 2017