Members of the St. Vincent "V-Team" will be present at the 2010 Franciscan University - Stuebenville Vocation Fair.
STEUBENVILLE, OH--Franciscan University of Steubenville's Annual Religious Vocation Awareness Day will be held on Friday, October 8, 2010. Nearly 100 religious orders and dioceses will be represented from all over the United States and Europe, making the event one of the largest of its kind.
"This event is a time of great blessing for the campus and an occasion for our students to see first hand the opportunities of religious life in the Church," said Father Rick Martignetti, director of Franciscan University's Pre-Theologate Program.
The day includes the Vocations Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Finnegan Fieldhouse at the center of campus and a Mass for vocations at 12:05 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel, concelebrated by Baltimore Archbishop Edwin O'Brien and Steubenville Bishop R. Daniel Conlon. Archbishop O'Brien will also deliver an address on the priesthood at 7:30 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel on October 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Orders attending the vocations fair in Finnegan Fieldhouse will include the Third Order Regular (TOR) Franciscans who operate Franciscan University, Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, the Benedictines, Carmelites, and Dominicans. The Archdioceses of Philadelphia, Chicago, and the Military Services will also be among the participants.