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The word, “vocation” is derived from the Latin word, “vocare”, which means “to call” or “a call that I hear”.


Vocation is a complex reality which affects the nitty-gritty of our entire lives and is composed of three intricately-related aspects:

  • who the Lord calls us to be (our self-identity)
  • how the Lord calls us to become our unique selves (vocational lifestyle)
  • what the Lord calls us to do for God and others (our mission or ministry)

Are You Wondering About Your Vocation?

The videos below have been produced by the Archdiocese of Regina and by other dioceses on the topic of the priestly vocation. You can also find answers to many questions about becoming a priest at this link: http://www.diocesanpriest.com

If you would like to discuss your vocation further, please contact your local parish priest, or Father Danilo Rafael: divineramatsasktel [dot] net, Father Lorne Crozon: fatherlorneatsasktel [dot] net or Father Stephen Bill:fatherstephenbillatsasktel [dot] net ( )fatherstephenbillatsasktel [dot] net.  Please pray for the seminarians from the Archdiocese of Regina, and all those seeking to do God's will.


"Go Forth" Video Series

Go Forth | Servant Leadership

Go Forth | To Priest or Not to Priest

Christopher Juchacz Vocation Journey

Meet Our Seminarians

Go Forth – Discernment

Videos from other Archdioceses

I Will Follow

New York Ordination

Introducing our Seminarians

The people of the Archdiocese of Regina are blessed to have a number of candidates on a journey of study and discernment as they explore their personal vocations to the priesthood. It has been many years since the group has been this large and it’s a sign to us that our Catholic family of faith is entering a period of renewal. The past three Holy Fathers, Saint John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have all brought a charism of hope to their ministries and a focus on building up young Catholics and we are reaping the fruit of those efforts today.

The Archdiocese of Regina is geographically a very large diocese. It covers about the same landmass as Germany with roughly 140,000 Catholics. We face a special challenge in that the nearest seminary is in Edmonton, over a 9 hr. drive away! However, our seminarians work hard to stay in touch and to come back to volunteer and be present in our parishes and our ministry programs several times a year. The support our seminarians receive from caring donors to Catholic Missions in Canada makes all the difference in the world to helping our community meet the additional financial burden of providing for travel to and from the seminary and all the costs associated with not being able to train our candidates at home.

It’s a privilege for all of us here in the Archdiocese of Regina to walk alongside men who have chosen to follow a personal call from God and to commit themselves to discerning whether that may lead to beginning a new life in God as ordained priests. Thank you for sharing in this journey through your gifts and your prayers! 

Christian Lindenbach was born in Saskatoon, moving to Regina in 2009. He attended St. Anne parish while pursuing a degree in Religious Studies and Philosophy at Campion College at the University of Regina, where he discerned a call to the priesthood. After graduation, he attended St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto and completed the Spiritual Year, which he spent in prayer and discernment before theological studies. Christian discerned that he needed to take some time out of formation before he began his formal discernment to be a priest, and so he returned to Regina for 3 years, being a part of the Resurrection Parish community and helping with catechesis and Sunday ministries. During this time, he discerned a call to marriage while he worked in sales for a year, and later returned to the UofR and completed a Master of Arts degree in Religious studies and the New Testament. Christian then discerned to re-apply to St. Augustine’s, and was accepted into the formation program. Christian has a passion for old-fashioned letter writing, cycling, kickboxing, and cooking.

Daniel Malone was born and raised in Regina. He studied at Campion College and helped found the Campion College Knights of Columbus Council 15955. There he majored in mathematics, then linguistics, but left university before graduating. In the Fall of 2016 he started attending St. Philip Neri Seminary at the Toronto Oratory, studying philosophy. All prayers for the increase in sanctity and numbers of the clergy, seminarians, and religious are needed, welcome, and appreciated.

 




 

 

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