This past October, Mark Schlichte, a parishioner of Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, is one who took to heart the call to be “Nurturer of the Son of God.” Mark posted this comment on Facebook when he encountered Bishop Peter standing in the center of our Cathedral, flanked by three seminarians on each side of him.


“I have witnessed courage in battle.
Can you imagine the courage of these
men, especially in these times, as they
discern their vocation? Can you imagine
the courage it takes KNOWING that
they will have to engage Satan’s attacks
that will come? That is unbelievable
courage,” Mark wrote.

“Pray for them, bless them, make them know you have
their backs and pray for more courageous
men and women to serve the Church. And pray for priests and religious.”

See this excerpt and more in the January 2021 West River Catholic article written by Fr. Mark. Let us pray for our seminarians, priests and religious.