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Appointment Announcement: Director of Seminarians and Priestly Vocations


Bishop Walter A. Hurley, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Gaylord, has announced the following change in the Office of Vocations.

"The promotion of vocations to the priesthood is not a one person responsibility, but the responsibility of us all, priests and Christian faithful. We must continue to try to create a culture of vocations in the diocese and encourage suitable and worthy candidates to begin and follow through with a discernment process leading to future ordinations. 

"This message is to let you know that I have appointed Father Anthony Citro as Director of Seminarians and Priestly Vocations for the Diocese of Gaylord. This appointment, effective November 1, 2020, is in addition to his ministry as Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Traverse City.

"I anticipate Father Citro will assemble a small group of priests and others to work closely with him and the bishop in this important ministry. I am grateful to him for his willingness to undertake this responsibility to coordinate our vocation efforts. 

"I also want to thank Father Ben Rexroat and Father Chris Jarvis for their leadership and for their assistance in this transition." 

Bishop Hurley invites all to pray daily for vocations to the priesthood, sharing "Our need is real. Please include petitions for this intention in the Intercessory Prayers of the Faithful." 

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