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Panelists speak of the ‘joyful call to sacrificial love’

FORT PIERCE  |  National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 7-13, was a busy one for Father Daniel Daza-Jaller and his team. As director of the Office of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Palm Beach, he presided over several events to spotlight the role God plays when people discern a vocation, especially choosing to be a priest, permanent deacon or consecrated religious woman or man.

Presentations during the week included: a Fiat Fest that included a Mass and dinner for students in sixth through 12th grades; five Holy Hours for vocations; a Theology on Tap gathering that featured a panel of speakers talking about their vocations; and a vocations awareness weekend in Miami.

The Theology on Tap session Nov. 10, 2021, was at Sailfish Brewing Co. in Fort Pierce. The panel members included Father Daza-Jaller and two women who serve in his diocesan office: Sister of the Most Holy Soul of Christ Jadwiga Drapala, who is coordinator of women’s vocations; and Simi Sahu, a consecrated virgin for the diocese and associate director of vocations and seminarians. Other panelists included married couple Bob and Loretta Barnes of St. Lucie Parish in Port St. Lucie.

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