Here's a picture of my oldest nephews with Bishop Hebda before serving a Holy Hour for vocations at St. Philip Neri in Empire. My sister-in-law said the boys were very honored to serve with Bishop Hebda. I would say they were very excited too!
Here's some info I just found on the Diocese website talking about Vocation Awareness Week coming up on January 10-16, 2010. Vocations are very important and you can find info about what you can do to help as a family or individual. Here's a brief summary from the site...
The observance of National Vocation Awareness Week began in 1976 when the National Conference of Catholic Bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year as the beginning of National Vocation Awareness Week. In 1997 this celebration was moved to coincide with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which marks Jesus’ initiation into public ministry. At his baptism Jesus is named the Beloved Son of God. With this celebration we recommit ourselves to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Initiated through our baptism we too are commissioned to proclaim Good News with our lives.
To download materials or learn more visit www.dioceseofgaylord.org/inside/2010-vocation-awareness-week-315.