Pitching for Vocations

Here are some great images capturing the Annual Knights of Columbus Family Night for Vocations at the Cooley Law School Stadium, home to the Lansing Lugnuts baseball team, on Friday 9 August.

“The evening is a great celebration of vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and a really nice, uplifting event for the diocese,” explained Father John Whitlock, Seminarian Director for the Diocese of Lansing.

This was the 20th year that the Knights of Columbus have organized the annual event. As ever, it proved popular with both families and parishes. There to meet and greet them in the bleachers was Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing as well as diocesan priests and female religious including Michigan's Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, and the Sisters of Mercy of Alma.

“The beauty of the Family Night for Vocations is that it provides an opportunity for so many Catholics, and especially young Catholics, to talk with religious sisters and priests and to socialize with them at a fun activity,” said Dawn Hausmann, Director of Consecrated Religious Vocations for the Diocese of Lansing.

The evening’s baseball concluded with a handsome 12-2 victory for the Lansing Lugnuts over the South Bend Cubs followed by a celebratory firework display.

Want to know more about diocesan priesthood? Contact Father John Whitlock at jwhitlock@dioceseoflansing.org. Want to know more about consecrated Religious Life? Contact Dawn Hausmann, Director of Consecrated Religious Vocations, at dhausmann@dioceseoflansing.org.

• Photographs courtesy of Dawn Hausmann. Thank you Dawn!