St. Martha, whose feast day is celebrated July 29, was, in her lifetime, perhaps best known for being a hard worker, a servant of the Lord.
But in the lessons learned from her life, there's something to be said about taking time from the laborious distractions of life and staying focused on what should be the center of our lives: Jesus Christ.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has appointed Father Christopher M. Martin as the new director of the archdiocesan Office of Vocations.
He will fill a position held the last three years by Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Rice, who has added new administrative duties with the archdiocese since his ordination as a bishop in January. Father Martin, associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville, will begin his new role in June. Bishop Rice will continue serving in the Vocations Office through early August to help with the transition and with the conclusion of various summer programs.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary is among Catholic seminaries nationwide involved in the Parresia Project, a grant-funded, cooperative response to the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapid rise in the number of international priests and seminarians serving the Catholic Church in the United States.
The project conducts research into a variety of topics concerning international clergy, the programs that serve them, and the diocesan and religious agencies that receive them.
Rev. Mr. Brian Roeseler, a former Kenrick-Glennon seminarian from the St. Louis Archdiocese, will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at St. Dominic Church in Colorado Springs by Bishop Michael Sheridan.