Vocations Rally: All Hands on Deck

Benedict XVI Institute Events
02.02.2024 06:30 - 08:30


Nearly 300 people gathered for the Vocations Rally hosted on February 2nd at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton, presented by the Archdiocese of Edmonton and the Benedict XVI Institute of Newman Theological College.
The evening featured an opening blessing and prayer by Archbishop Smith, keynote talks by Dr. Ryan Topping of the Benedict XVI Institute and Vocations Director Fr. Kris Schmidt, a special premiere of the new vocation story series “Be Not Afraid” and a vocations panel hosted by Jenny Connelly, featuring religious sisters and priests from across our Archdiocese.
It was a joy to see people gathered from all corners of our Archdiocese to learn about how to build a culture of vocation, to celebrate the work that God is doing through the holy vocations of religious life, priesthood and marriage in our communities and to rally together for the future of the Church.
We need all hands on deck! Please pray for vocations to religious life, priesthood and marriage in our communities and for all men and women who are discerning how God is calling them.
Watch the recap video from the Vocations Rally.
Watch the Archdiocese's our new vocation series, Be Not Afraid.
Read Archbishop Smith’s homily from Mass before the Rally.