The League of St. Michael the Archangel, a boy's club to promote priestly vocations, met for the first time on June 20. Nine boys were officially inducted into the League by making promises to follow Jesus Christ, to remain loyal sons of His Church and to live lives of holiness, prayer and service. By joining the League of St. Michael each boy expressed a willingness to seriously consider a vocation to the parish priesthood. Present at the meeting were four dads who will act as "Brother Guardians" for the League. These men will act as mentors for the boys. Also present was Seminarian Anthony Weis and Fr. Gray Bean who will serve as spiritual director.
The meeting opened with some information on the group's patron, St. Michael the Archangel and a short discussion of the requirements of membership. A meal followed in the St. Joseph Hall. After the meal the group viewed the film "Fishers of Men". This film presents the vocation to the priesthood in a dynamic and powerful way. After the film and a few comments from Fr. Bean, the boys were inducted into the League and received the badges of membership (a St. Michael medal and coin) and a holy card. After reciting the Act of Consecration to St. Michael the meeting was adjourned.
This club will meet regularly and the format for the meetings will vary. Future meetings will include outings for recreation and service, prayer, adoration of the Eucharist, devotions to St. Michael, games, and, of course, food and discussion of the priesthood. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Fr. Bean for more information.