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Sunday, October 7, 2018
11:00AM to 4:00PM
Starting at Assumption Seminary
Come help the Archdiocesan Vocation Office build the culture of vocations!
This year the Synod of Bishops will convene in October to discuss the very important reality of Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Here in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, we are celebrating the opening of this Synod with a 5K Walk and Run called the Discernment Dash! We will gather to pray and celebrate the life God has given us in the Church. We invite young adults, youth, families, parish groups, and other faith organizations to gather with us to pray for and raise awareness of vocations to serve God's Church. We certainly welcome everyone who has ever felt called to serve as a priest, religious sister, or brother. But the Culture of Vocations is built by the whole Church, and all are invited to share this blessed day of prayer and pilgrimage.
We will have a group of competitive runners offering to God their run as a intercession for all in discernment, and we will have a group walking together in prayer - we call them our contemplatives. They will join Archbishop Gustavo and priests, religious, and consecrated persons from throughout the Archdiocese in a prayerful procession along the 5K course. We will start with Mass with Archbishop at Assumption Seminary and then make our way to Our Lady of the Lake University.
Join us and support the life and future of the Archdiocese through strengthening the vibrant Vocation Culture in South Texas.
Schedule for the Day
|11:00 AM||Gathering and Registration||Assumption Seminary|
|12:00 PM||Holy Mass with Archbishop Gustavo||Assumption Seminary - Our Lady's Chapel|
|1:30 PM||Begin Competitive Runners||Assumption to Our Lady of the Lake|
|1:40 PM||Begin Contemplative Walkers||Assumption to Our Lady of the Lake|
|2:00 PM||Finish Line Festivities Begin||Our Lady of the Lake University Mall|
|3:30 PM||Awards Ceremony||Our Lady of the Lake University|
Details and Important Information
Our route will take us from Assumption Seminary to Our Lady of the Lake University.
Shuttles will be available AFTER the event to take people back to Assumption Seminary for those who are interested. At the finish line, we will have a praise and worship band, food truck, free water and fruit for hydration, plus resources and information on how to promote the Culture of Vocations in your own life. Join us after the race for an awards ceremony and remarks from Archbishop Gustavo.
All participants must bring a signed waiver form with them. You can find one HERE if you would like to print it, fill it out, sign it, and bring it with you. Parking locations will be sent to you in a confirmation email after your finish your registration.
We encourage all participants to show their spirit! Parishes and groups are encouraged to wear a shirt, uniform, or accessory, or to bring a banner or sign to represent their community. We will be giving prizes for the fastest competitive runners, and prizes to the various groups participating in the walk - so get creative!
Help us promote the Discernment Dash
Click the image to download the flyer. Send it to your friends, parishes, youth groups, young adult groups, small faith communities, or to anyone you want to invite. You can also print as many copies as you want and post them where people can see them and learn more. Thank you for helping get the word out.
We are so happy to have you join us. Please contact the Vocation Office if you have any questions. You can email us at [email protected], call us at (210) 735-0553, or find us on message us on social media @SAVocations. Pray for the upcoming Synod in October. Keep praying for vocations, for those in discernment, and for our seminarians and religious in formation. May God bless you and our great Archdiocese of San Antonio!