Annual Vocations Dinner

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The Knights of Columbus John Carrell Jenkins Council #7771 in Front Royal invites you to be our guest at our annual “Vocations Celebration Dinner,” being held this year at the North Warren Fire Hall (89 Rockland Road, Front Royal, VA 22630) at 6pm on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

The evening will consist of a social hour, dinner, brief remarks by the seminarians and young women in attendance, a guest speaker talk, and evening prayers. Tickets cost $45 a person, but we are offering an early action discount to get tickets for $35 a person if purchased on or before May 22, 2016. Please purchase your ticket(s) here on our website by clicking the links below or by mailing a check to our council at Knights of Columbus John Carrell Jenkins Council 7771 P.O. Box 375, Front Royal VA 22630.

We are offering baby-sitting services again this year, but the requests for these services must be submitted on or before May 22, 2016. Baby-sitting will be provided in Padre Pio Hall at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church which is approximately 15 minutes from the Fire Hall.

The purpose of the dinner is to celebrate the “home grown” young men and women from our parish studying for the priesthood and religious life and to increase awareness within the St. John the Baptist Church community of the importance of vocations.

We define a “home grown” vocation one of three ways: 1) The young man or woman in formation grew up in the parish; 2) the family of the young man or woman moved to Front Royal after their son or daughter entered the seminary/convent; or 3) the young man or woman attended Christendom College and then remained in the Front Royal community after graduation before entering the seminary/convent. The seven young men who meet this criteria are Brian Accettullo, John Paul Heisler, John Killackey, John McFadden, Peter McShurley, Daniel Mitchell, and Joe Townsend; the three young women are Christina Heisler, Lorraine Podlinsek, and Brittany Scheidler.

We are also excited to be conducting our raffle again this year! The grand prize is a one week resort get-away trip at the Colonies at Williamsburg Village Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Our second place prize is a $1000 cash prize followed by three $100 third place winners. Raffle tickets are $5/ticket or 5 for $20.

Please pass information about this event onto your family members and friends.

The Knights are excited about making the dinner a truly enjoyable dinner for the parish and our seminarians and young women in formation. Please contact either Michael Bugin (248.797.1228) or Jon Anderson if you have any questions.

Vocations Flyer