Bishop Hicks’ Monthly Column

May 2023 – Calling Joyful Shepherds This year we will ordain five new priests for the Diocese of Joliet.   While this quantity is outstanding, so is their quality.  These five men are young, intelligent, faith filled, pastoral and enthusiastic, and they all strive for holiness.  They easily could have followed one of many good and exciting career paths offered by the world.  Counterculturally, they heard the call of the Lord and responded by choosing to follow the call to the vocation of ordained priesthood. We are blessed in the Diocese of Joliet to have 23 seminarians studying for the priesthood.   However, we cannot rest on our laurels.  Encouraging young men… Read More

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