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Juan A Grajeda Family: Juan Grajeda, Rocio Gutierrez Parish: San Miguel Arcangel, Cocula, Mexico. Diocese of Tulsa Schooling: Seminary of Guadalajara; philosophy and theology. Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West; theology. What led you to pursue the priesthood? I wanted to be priest since I was very young. I

Zachary Coulter Parents: Dan and Kimberly Coulter; eight siblings Parish: Immaculate Conception, Ravenna, Ohio, Diocese of Youngstown Education: Master of arts and biblical Studies, Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary What led you to pursue the priesthood? I went to a Catholic university and there I began to pray a lot more.

Anthony Coci Family: Raymond Coci & Cynthia Coci; Michael Coci & Nicholas Coci Parish: Christ the King (Toledo) Schooling: Christ the King; Central Catholic High School (Toledo) Loyola University Chicago and Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West. What led you to pursue the priesthood? God asked me and I

Elias Mwesigye was in for a shock when he found his long-lost benefactors. As a student in Uganda, Mwesigye received a tuition sponsorship from a U.S. couple, “Dave and Joanne,” via a children’s fund. He and the couple exchanged letters through fund managers, so he never had their direct address

April 29, 2017 – On a stormy morning which brought flooding, trees and power lines down throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, four men along with a full crowd at The Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains gathered for the Ordination of Deacons. The men ordained were Craig Edward Best from

St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon hosted a gathering for young women who are discerning a call to the consecrated life on April 26th. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr was in attendance to meet young women discerning one of the varied Consecrated Life options present in the Archdiocese. Here are some photos

Deacon ordination
Lent is a time for renewal and a time for discernment: What is God calling me to do? The Diaconate is the foundation of the ministry of the Order of Deacon: a divine vocational call. A call to vocation is a grace from God. There are many ways in which

Pope Francis issued a decree March 19 establishing the Congregation of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Cincinnati, a Congregation of Apostolic Life. The first congregation was founded by St. Philip Neri in Rome in the 16th Century. In addition to St. Philip Neri, the Oratory also counts Blessed

  Men of the Archdiocese: Have you ever wondered if you might be called to be a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church? Wonder what a deacon does and what it takes to become a deacon? If so, please attend an informational meeting, along with your wife. The dates are:

Discerning vocation can be a daunting task, but the University of Dayton’s senior Chaminade Scholar Honor students met this challenge head-on in by hosting The Art of Being: What Does Vocation Really Mean? Through a vast array of interactive experiences within the conference, senior Chaminade Scholars demonstrated how faith, reason