The life of man – to know and love God
God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created you to make you share in his own blessed life.
For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to you. He calls you to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all his children, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites you to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted child and thus an heir of his blessed life.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
So that this call should resound throughout the world, Christ sent forth the apostles he had chosen, commissioning them to proclaim the gospel: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” Strengthened by this mission, the apostles “went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it.”
Your deepest happiness in life will come from (1) listening to God (2) hearing his call and (3) following that call which was inscribed on your soul when you were first created. Often times those discerning the Priesthood seek confidential advice. Please feel free to contact any of the Priests in the parish or contact the Director of Vocations. Your inquiry will be held in confidence and we will help you discern how God may be calling you: Diocese of Raleigh Vocations Office.