Saint Therese the Little Flower of Jesus Parish celebrates the 15th anniversary of vocations

By Logan Johnson
The Catholic Accent

The Vocational Ministry Team in the Roman Catholic Parishes of Southern Fayette County recently organized a celebration to mark the 15th anniversary of the vocations chapel at Saint Therese the Little Flower of Jesus Parish in Uniontown.

The chapel is one of three in the Diocese of Greensburg. The others are located at St. Thomas More University Parish in Indiana County and the other, the first in the Diocese, is located in the former convent at Holy Family Parish in Latrobe. .

The Uniontown chapel was dedicated in 2008 by Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt.
“It was originally assembled by Bishop Brandt, and it was organized to encourage people to pray for vocations,” said parishioner James Nuccetelli.

The chapel also holds a special place in the hearts of the parishioners because they believe it helps them know what God is calling them to do but also grow closer to Him. Parishioner Cathy Gmiter thinks the chapel not only helps people discerning a religious vocation but also what their purpose in life is.

 “I think it is just so important to know our own vocations and to spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament and discern for ourselves,” said Gmiter.

“We have a holy hour for vocations once a week and we take turns rotating between the other parishes in southern Fayette county,” she added.

Bishop Larry J. Kulick celebrated the 15th Anniversary Mass  and encouraged parishioners to keep praying for vocations within the Diocese and for those in the priesthood.

In his homily during the Mass, Bishop Kulick said the vocations chapels across the Diocese are critical for the future of  vocations. “My great desire for the chapel is that it will continue to be both a reminder a place of prayer for vocations,” Bishop Kulick said.


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