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- What is Cathlics on Call? A Perspective from a Recent Participant
Catholics on Call has been featured in the radio show "Reflecting Christ's Light." The program is based on the Archdiocese of Chicago's Pastoral Plan and currently spotlighting young Catholics as part of the 2012 Year of Teens and Young Adults. Nancy Polacek of the Department of Parish Life and Formation interviewed Program Coordinator Birgit Oberhofer and four alums: Josh Jones, Krystal Funk, Katrina Skayne and Joe Quane.
May 24, 2012
We have received news that the Serra International Foundation has approved a grant over $10,000 to support the Catholics on Call program. We are very grateful to the Serra Foundation for their decision and humbled by this opportunity to work together on our common goal of "fostering and promoting vocations in the Catholic Church!"
January 5, 2012
Catholics on Call Participated at the 24 Annual Vocation Seminar, sponsored by the J.S. Paluch Company. The title of the conference was: Vocation Ministry on the Digital Continent.
September 13, 2011
Vocation Program targets 'emerging adults' is the headline of a story on Catholics on Call, published by the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) in its September 2 issue.
Follow this link to read the entire article.
September 7, 2011
After Fr. Ed Shea, O.F.M. had served as the Faculty Moderator for Catholics on Call during the past year, he has been reassigned by his community this spring. He left his position as a Formation Director and moved to St. Peter in the Loop in downtown Chicago to serve the community there. On August 15, Fr. Steve Bevans, S.V.D., an amazing teacher here at CTU, has started as the new Factulty Moderator for Catholics on Call. Please join me in saying thanks to Fr. Ed for his service and contribution to the program and in saying welcome to Fr.
September 1, 2011
We are very pleased to announce that DePaul University has accepted our invitation to be a co-sponsor of the Catholics on Call program. As a co-sponsor, DePaul University, the largest Catholic university in the United States, which has an undergraduate enrollment of more than 16,000, will support Catholics on Call in its efforts to reach out to young adults who are considering a life of service to the Church as a lay ecclesial minister, religious sister or brother, or priest. Co-sponsors assist by providing financial support as well as other resources to increase the ou
June 27, 2011
We are sharing with you this reflection, written by John Gonzalez, a friend and partner of Catholics on Call, and published on his blog "The Reluctant Prophet".
March 15, 2011
The Harvest Award is presented at the biennial Convocation of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) to an "individual or organization who has provided significant support of vocation ministry."
At the 2010 NRVC Convocation "Casting the Net" in Cleveland, this year's Harvest Award was given to Catholics on Call for "dedicated service and exemplary support of vocation ministry in the Catholic Church."
December 30, 2010
Probably by now we have all heard about the tragic death of Declan Sullivan at Notre Dame a couple weeks ago. We here at Catholics on Call share in the grief of the Sullivan and Notre Dame families, and we invite everyone to pray for healing. The night after Declan's death a Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Basilica and the crowd was so huge that it flowed across the campus into the student center. The following is reflection by a student who did not even know Declan but who found herself caught up in the mystery of what was happening.
December 29, 2010
On May 14, 2009, the Honorable Marcy Kaptur of Ohio introduced a resolution into the US House of Representatives honoring the historic contributions of Catholic women religious. The resolution "honors and commends Catholic sisters for their humble service and courageous sacrifice throughout the history of this nation; and supports the goals of the Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America Traveling Exhibit, a project sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in association with Cincinnati Museum Center and established to recognize the historical contributions of Catholic sisters in the United States."
October 7, 2009