Beyond The Beacon

40: A vocation discernment retreat can offer the way forward

January 26, 2024 Diocese Of Paterson Season 1 Episode 40
Beyond The Beacon
40: A vocation discernment retreat can offer the way forward
Show Notes

Have you ever asked yourself, "What does God want me to do with my life?" The vocations office of the Diocese of Paterson is hosting a discernment retreat during the first weekend of March to help young men get a step closer to answering that question.

For this episode, a young priest and a seminarian join Bishop Kevin Sweeney and Jai Agnish to discuss the discernment process and the value of spiritual retreats.

John Peter Zappe is in his final year of minor seminary undergraduate studies at The College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at St. Andrew's Hall. Father Frank Lennie was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Paterson in May 2021 by Bishop Kevin. The two young men share their experiences of answering their vocational calling and invite other young men to consider attending the retreat.

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Produced by Jai Agnish and Bishop Kevin Sweeney for the Diocese of Paterson.
Engineered and edited by Jai Agnish.
Illustrations by Dennis Dalelio.
Music by Jai Agnish.

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