Race for Vocations!

Big news!

CatholicSAM.com is pleased to be partnering with the Race for Vocations (RFV) team!!


The Race for Vocations takes place in Indianapolis each May in conjunction with the largest half marathon (and 5K) in the country, the One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon (http://www.500festival.com/mini-marathon).

I have been fortunate enough to wear the distinctive blue Race for Vocations shirt each year since the inception of RFV in 2008.  There is no better feeling that hearing the cheers of well-wishers and fellow RFV runners as you make your way through the city neighborhoods and around the famous Indianapolis 500 track.  The post race gathering of RFV runners is a lot of fun.  And the mass for Vocations and pasta dinner held the night before the Mini Marathon is truly inspiring.


The Race for Vocations welcomes people of all ages to run/walk in the Mini (half marathon) or 5K to promote and pray for vocations to the priesthood, religious life, sacred matrimony, and sacred single life.

Are you a runner or walker?  Consider joining the Race for Vocations team on Saturday, May 3, 2014!  Register early.  The Mini Marathon is capped at 35,000 runners and sells out every year.  The RFV website provides all kinds of useful information including registration, training info, etc.  (http://raceforvocations.org/)

Not a runner?  No problem! … It probably means that you’re just a little more ‘normal’ than some of us.  🙂  The Race for Vocations site includes a neat page where you can offer up prayer pledges. (http://raceforvocations.org/prayer-pledges/)   I would also encourage you to check out the terrific blog posts on the RFV site including, “Call to Priesthood“, “Called to Sacred Married Life“, and “Discerning God’s Call“.   …Or check out some of their videos.

In the coming months, look for some exciting promotional opportunities from CatholicSAM.com related to Race for Vocations.  In the meantime, lace up those running shoes and say a prayer or two for a seminarian, priest, or nun.  It’s not too early to start training for next May!

Have a blessed week!


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Race for Vocations so “that the word of the Lord may speed on and triumph.”  (2 Thessalonians 3:1)

Race for Vocations Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Race-for-Vocations/160482036911

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