Dear Sisters in Christ,
Time flies, doesn’t it? As I write, we are wrapping up October and charging full-steam into November and I can hardly believe that another year will soon be over.
For us in the Catholic Church, the year will be over even sooner — the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1, marks the first day of the new liturgical year. We want to help you prepare for the start of Advent (it will be here before you know it!), so you will find several Advent resources and ideas in this issue of The Well.
The end of the year is also a great time for reflecting on all that has happened in the previous twelve months and this year. MCCW is spending some time reflecting on our role in promoting and encouraging vocations, especially those to the priesthood in the Archdiocese for the Military Services.
We are remembering with gratitude all of your generous gifts that made it possible for MCCW to endow its scholarship for co-sponsored seminarians and we are excited about the number of chapels and seminarians participating in our Adopt-a-Seminarian program this year. We are also thinking about other ways we can encourage vocations — through our organization, in our chapels, and in our families. Have you ever asked your son if he has thought about the priesthood? Read on for some of the ideas we share.
Want more on vocations? Make sure you register for Forum today, where we will be joined by one of our very own AMS seminarians and will have the opportunity to participate in a very special auction for our promised priests.
As we move into November, it is also a time for gratitude and I am grateful for each and every one of you — the women we serve in MCCW. Thanks for the opportunity to connect, unite, and inspire you each month!