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Office of Vocation Ministry

“The harvest is abundant…” – Matthew 9:37

The District of San Francisco New Orleans, in conjunction with the Lasallian Region of North America, conducts programs and activities designed to provide information, support, and accompaniment for their own growing sense of vocation in the Church and ask them to consider for themselves their vocation or calling, including the vocation to the Brothers and other forms of religious life.

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Vision

  • Foster a culture of vocations and accompaniment at the District and local levels
  • Ongoing communication with ministries and Brother communities
  • Provide resources and opportunities for vocation ministry, including but not limited to Lasallian formation, developing structures of accompaniment, and public relations.
  • Innovative approach to vocation ministry by developing use of technology, social media presence, and reaching out to those “outside” the Lasallian family

Goals

  • Further growth and understanding of Culture of Vocations and Accompaniment
  • Increase visibility and promotion of the vocation of the DLS Christian Brother
  • Increase opportunities for discernment of Lasallian vocation, especially the Brother vocation, that involves integration of faith, service, and community experiences
  • Greater collaboration with and among local ministries, the Region, and wider Church

Vocation Team and Responsibilities

Br. Chris Patiño, FSC
Director; Administrative Oversight; Lead on Community/School Visits & Contact Program
Email | Skype: br_chris_fsc | Facebook.com/brchris.patino | Twitter: @BroChrisFSC

Ms. Kenenna Amuzie
Accompaniment & Formation Support; Young Lasallians integration and retreat coordinator

Br. David Caretti, FSC
Accompaniment & Formation Support; Lead on inquiries into the Brothers from outside of Lasallian family

Br. Michael Livaudais, FSC
Accompaniment & Formation Support; Lead Coordinator for New Orleans area

Br. Kevin Slate, FSC
Accompaniment & Formation Support

Office of Vocation Ministry
De La Salle Institute
Mailing Address:
Br. Chris Patiño, FSC
Director of Vocation Ministry
c/o Joseph Alemany Community, PMB 4241
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga, CA 94575