Christian Brothers Academy students, Brothers, faculty and staff were joined by Bishop David O’Connell from the Diocese of Trenton on Monday, which served as “Vocation Day” at CBA.
Vocation Day, which the Diocese of Trenton holds at many Catholic schools in its area, is dedicated to teaching students about the different Catholic vocations and encouraging them to consider that avenue in life.
There was no better source of encouragement than Bishop O’Connell, who joined the community to celebrate mass at the conclusion of the day.
Bishop O’Connell spoke to the CBA students about vocational life in his homily, reminding the Academy men of the impact vocations have already had on their lives at a Christian Brothers school. He thanked President Brother Frank Byrne, FSC ’75 and Principal Ross Fales for their dedication to continuing to educate Academy students about the vocational life.
At the conclusion of the homily, his parting words were simply “consider it,” whether that consideration goes to the priesthood, brotherhood or deaconship.
Finally, Bishop O’Connell joyfully announced he was set to ordain two CBA alumni into the priesthood this upcoming June.
The Bishop was joined by current CBA chaplain and teacher Father John Zec and former CBA faculty member Father Gary Koch.
Throughout the day, Father Zec and Father Koch took time to speak to many classes about the vocational life, its benefits and why it could be an option for some CBA students.
Christian Brothers Academy is sponsored and operated by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in the Eastern District of North America.