Vocation road show at St John’s Cathedral
The objectives of the AVPT are to help young people to discover, foster and nourish their vocation in the Catholic Church, focusing on the beauty of the priesthood and the evangelical counsel.
The quest for more vocations continued as the Archdiocesan Vocation Promotion Team (AVPT) of the Kuala Lumpur Archdiocese proceeded with another roadshow at the Cathedral of St John.
The objectives of the AVPT are to help young people to discover, foster and nourish their vocation in the Catholic Church, focusing on the beauty of the priesthood and the evangelical counsel (consecrated life).
The AVPT was led by its Vocation Director, Father Christopher W. Soosaipillai, with Sisters Angeline Gnanapiragasam FMDM, Patricia and her team of Good Shepherd Sisters, Brothers Andrew, Michael (La Salle Brothers), Gasper (Monfort) and Franciska Savarimuthu (lay apostolate) to meet young Catholics and their parents at the Cathedral.
Father Soosaipillai in his homily spoke about the virtue of persistence in prayer and the importance of faith. He exhorted the assembly to pray for more vocations to the priesthood and the religious. He introduced himself and the AVPT and told the faithful about the diocesan priesthood and shared briefly about his calling to the priesthood.
Sister Angeline shared her journey into the religious and why the Church needs religious as well as priests. Father Soosaipillai who is also the parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus said that the local Church needs more priests and religious to help the Catholic Community in their faith journey, as the Catholic Church is growing rapidly.
The team challenged the parents and young people to continuously and earnestly pray for new vocations in this parish and their families. After Mass, they adjourned to the new parish hall at 9.30 am for a session with the young Catholics and their parents. About 100 people attended the turned up for the Eucharist.
Franciska shared about the priesthood and evangelical counsel, to the mostly young group. The other religious mingled with some youths and teenagers and encouraged them to consider the vocation. The Sisters as well as the Brothers present took turns to share on their personal journey into the religious life.
Most of the young who attended said the session was good and informative. Prayer Cards as well as brochures on the diocesan priesthood and religious orders were given out at the session.
Source: Herald Malaysia