Vocations Week 2021 Details - Kolbe Academy

Vocations Week 2021 Details

WHEN: Monday, February 22nd to Friday, February 26th

A big thank you to all those who participated in our Vocations Week events! Our team was blown away by the overwhelmingly positive response to this event, the attendance and insightful questions you asked, and the many ways the Holy Spirit guided this endeavor. We look forward to this becoming an annual event and can’t wait to see you next year!

Be sure to watch our conclusion video with Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P. on our YouTube channel below!

CONCLUSION VIDEO

If you missed any of the talks, recordings are now available! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for access!

 

RESOURCES

INFORMATION PACKET

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

INTRODUCTION VIDEO

 

RECORDINGS

NOTE: All recordings which take place in Adobe Connect are made into “Recorded Events”, meaning you will need to register to view the recording whether or not you registered for the actual event. Registering however is easy and you will gain immediate access to the recording after registering!

 

Community-Wide Rosary and Reading of “God’s Glorious Girl”

Join us in praying for all of our speakers and students participating in Vocations Week! Following the rosary, listen to Emily Wilson Hussem read her first children’s book, “God’s Glorious Girl” published in 2020. This reading is geared toward our elementary students! Emily is a speaker, author and musician who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Mrs. Lauren Hoang
Technical Department, Kolbe Academy

“Yes and Yes Again!”
Lauren shares her discernment story, particularly her journey toward entering religious life and discerning out after two years. Her perspective is focused on how saying “Yes” to God, time and time again can only reap rewards; and the freedom she experienced in saying “Yes” even when it was difficult. Q&A session following. 

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Mother Theresa Christe, MSSR
Reverend Mother, Sisters of Santa Rosa

“Our Order & Charism”
Mother Theresa Christe shares her own vocation story, gives details about their religious community and introduces a postulant, novice and junior professed sister in their community so students can see the varying stages of religious life.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Father Brian Buettner
Director of Vocations, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

“What is Discernment?”
Fr. Buettner answers the question, “What is Discernment?” for Kolbe young men, paving the way for a better understanding of the discernment process and discovering God’s Will for ones life. He also shares his own vocation story, followed by Q&A.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Sister Mara Grace, O.P.
Vocation Director, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

“What is Discernment?”
Sr. Mara Grace answers the question, “What is Discernment?” for Kolbe young women, paving the way for a better understanding of the discernment process and discovering God’s Will for ones life. She also shares her own vocation story, followed by Q&A.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Mr. Xander Schmitt
Seminarian, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

“Day in the Life” of a Seminarian

Come learn what it’s like to be a diocesan seminarian! Xander will share the “day-to-day” of seminarian life, the formation process toward becoming a priest and his own vocation story. His presentation will be followed by Q&A.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Father Jacob Rouse
Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa

Central Seeds of Vocation
In this presentation for elementary students, Father Jacob Rouse shares his vocation story and discusses fostering and nourishing vocations at a young age.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Sister Ann Immaculee, S.V.
Office of Vocations, Sisters of Life

Our Order & Charism
Sister Ann Immaculee and Sister Madeleine Agnes share the joy of being a Sister of Life, including “why they became a Sister” and the charism and apostolate of the community!

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Sister Eva Marie, O.P.
Vocation Assistant, Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia

Our Order & Charism
Sister Eva Maria will introduce students to a “day-in-the-life” of a Dominican Sister and speak about the sisters’ teaching mission and charism according to the rule of St. Dominic.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Father Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.
Director of Vocations, Province of St. Joseph, Dominican House of Studies

Our Order & Charism
Father Jacob will speak about the “Order of Preachers” better known as the Dominicans, their charism and mission: “To preach the gospel and for the salvation of souls”. He will also speak about the Dominican way of life at the Province of St. Joseph.

WATCH THE RECORDING

 

Father Aaron Liebert, FSSP
Priest, Fraternity of St. Peter

Our Order & Charism
The Fraternity of St. Peter is perhaps most well-known for the faithful celebration of the traditional Mass and Sacraments which is at the center of their charism. Come learn about how they use the ancient liturgy to form priests in the traditions of the Church! 

WATCH THE RECORDING

Top