At the first meeting of the new Viatorian Provincial Council, one of their first orders of business was to select a Coordinator of Vocation Ministry. Turns out, he was sitting at that same table: Br. John Eustice, CSV, who also serves on the Provincial Council.
Fr. Mick Egan, CSV, provincial, made the announcement to the entire Viatorian Community earlier this month.
“I’m excited to reach out and invite young people to consider religious life,” Br. John said, “especially as a Viatorian brother or priest.”
His own calling stems from his active involvement in the Life Teen program at St. Thomas More Catholic Community in suburban Las Vegas, which was founded by Viatorians. He adds that he began to seriously consider a call to serving others through his involvement in Boy Scouts and becoming an Eagle Scout.
His added responsibility comes as Br. John begins a new assignment working in youth ministry and developing a young adult ministry at Maternity BVM Parish in Bourbonnais.
“As the young adult ministry develops, I think the vocation ministry will fit really well,” Br. John adds.
But he won’t be doing it alone. Look for vocation ministry within the Viatorian Community to be a team approach, with input and involvement from Viatorians in each of its three regions, including Arlington Heights/Chicago, Bourbonnais/Kankakee and Henderson/Las Vegas in Nevada.
“With their help,” Br. John adds, “we hope to help people hear God’s invitation.”