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Diocese, Religious communities raise awareness at GU Vocations Fair
the Inland Register
(From the March 18, 2004 edition of the Inland Register)
Sisters, diocesan priests, seminarians, candidates and priests of Religious orders pose in the Crosby Center at Gonzaga University during the recent Vocation Fair. (IR photo from the Diocesan Vocations Office)
Hundreds of Gonzaga University students participated in the second annual vocation fair held in the Crosby Student Center on Feb. 27. Over 25 representatives from Religious orders and dioceses from all across the country made themselves available from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for questions, conversation, and to pass out literature to interested students. Each organization had an opportunity to make a formal presentation to the group and all were invited to lunch at the COG with an assigned student.
Annemarie Watson, Gonzaga University Ministry Chaplain, was available throughout the day to assist the presenters, organize the lunch, and make sure the presentations ran smoothly.
The day concluded with Stations of the Cross and a Mass for Vocations in the university’s student chapel. Following the Mass, students were invited to Bishop White Seminary for a meal and a chance to visit informally with the priests and Sisters. During dinner, the Norbertine Fathers held a raffle which allowed 20 students to receive free passes to the movie The Passion of the Christ.
Jesuit Father Matt Gamber, Assistant Director of University Ministry and director of formation at Bishop White Seminary, was pleased with the outcome of the vocation fair. “I really felt the power of the Holy Spirit present in so many holy men and women who had come to our campus for this important event,” he said. “Our students really loved it and had a wonderful day.”