There are many ways to LOVE GOD at Our Lady of the Lake through Liturgical Ministries and participating with the OLL Vocations Committee. By serving God in these ways we are putting Him first. Click on the links below to explore these ministries.
The mission of the Vocations Ministry is to promote a “culture of vocations” at Our Lady of the Lake, particularly in encouraging the vocation to diocesan priesthood. Promoting a “culture of vocations” means to pray and trust in God's guidance, to invite and challenge men and women to reflect on their baptism call to holiness, and to witness with evangelical joy God's call to service in His Church.
The Main Catholic Vocations
Most people are called to marriage—a vowed union of a man and woman who promise to love their spouses and to joyfully welcome children.
Priests bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus through preaching and the sacraments. They are ordained to devote their lives to serve the people of God.
Both men and women make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience when they join orders such as the Franciscans, Benedictines, Dominicans, etc.
Generous Single Life in Christ
The Church recognizes that some people, for various reasons, are not called or cannot live in vocations such as marriage or consecrated life. Nonetheless, the Catechism says “they can contribute greatly to the good of the human family” (#2231). “Some live their situation in the spirit of the Beatitudes, serving God and neighbor in exemplary fashion.” (CCC1658).
At Our Lady of the Lake, we are promoting Vocations through day retreats with Youth Ministry to Mt Angel Abbey, Andrew Dinners, and other talks and events, including Vocations Mass with Fr. Jeff Eirvin and a presentation on his Camino Walk.
These pictures were from the Andrew Dinner hosted in 2016. Vocations volunteers cooked and hosted priests and young men discerning vocational ministry. The other is the picture from the accompanying Mass.