National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 3-9, 2019, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.
To celebrate the week, the EC student government invited three seminarians from the Legionaries of Christ Seminary in Cheshire, Connecticut to visit Everest. Br. Mark El-Hallal, Br. Samuel Canal, and Br. Colin McLellan enjoyed a few days in Michigan where they were able to share their experiences with our students. While they were here, they participated in a variety of activities within the Everest and Legionary community including: yard clean up with some of our EC athletes, coaches, and dads; adoration for vocations with our high school students; and judging a cookie cake competition in the cafeteria. The brothers also were able to visit academy and high school classrooms through out the day to give their testimony and answer any questions the students had. Student body president Annelise James and vice president Eduardo Dominguez thanked the brothers for making the trip and gave them some Everest gear to sport back at the seminary as memorabilia from their visit.
Academy students also celebrated with a basketball game against the consecrated women who serve on campus. They had a blast. Everest is grateful for the priests and consecrated women who serve our community.