Seminarians

"Among those totally dedicated to the service of the Gospel, are priests, called to preach the word of God." - Pope Benedict XVI

Vocations
Director
Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt
785-823-7221
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Diocesan Vocations Website

Salina Diocese Prayer for Vocations

Lord God, in your tender mercies you give your holy people every good gift. We turn to you today in our need, asking that you bless our Diocese with an abundance of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Inspire us with your Holy Spirit to help young men and women hear your call and respond with joyful hearts. We also ask that you bless our priests and all who serve us in the Church today. May they know every grace and joy as you bring to completion the many good works begun in them. We ask this in faith, through Christ our Lord.Amen.

Diocesan Seminarians

The Salina Diocese currently has 12 seminarians in various stages of formation for the priesthood. Please support our seminarians with your prayers and correspondence. Visit our diocesan website vocations page for their contact information and vocation stories.

Deacon Ryan McCandless - Theology IV at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana

Deacon Justin Palmer - Theology IV at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

Deacon Leo Blasi - Theology IV at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wisconsin

Andrew Hammeke - Theology III at St. St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Indiana

Michael Leiker - Theology II at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wisconsin

Brian McCaffrey - Pre-Theology II at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

Alex Becker - Pre-Theology II at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

Christopher Davis - College IV at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

Luke Friess - Pre-Theology I at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

Cole Johnson - College III at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

Robert Schroeder - Pre-Theology I at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

Casey Zimmerman - Pre-Theology I at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri

 

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Family Vocations Night

Family Vocations Night 2014

Our Lady of Perpetual Help hosted the 2nd Annual Family Vocations Night Wednesday, November 12, 2014 with over 200 students, parents , teachers and parishioners from Concordia and Belleville in attendance. 

Fr. Brian Lager and Fr. Tony Stephens from the Fathers of Mercy discussed priestly vocations with the Kindergarten through Senior boys and their fathers. In addition to talking about everyone's call to holiness, Father Brian and Father Tony showed the boys the sacristy and explained many of the liturgical items used during Mass.

Sister Cecilia Ann and Sister Carol from the Marian Sisters of the Lincoln Diocese discussed religious life with the kindergarten through Senior girls and their mothers. In addition to discussing how to discern one's vocation the Sisters gave an outline of daily life as a nun and explained the meaning of the various pieces to their religious habit.

To learn more about vocations in the Salina Diocese visit our Diocesan Vocations Webpage.

To learn more about the Fathers of Mercy visit their website.

To learn more about the Marian Sisters visit their website.