New trading cards promote Catholic religious vocations
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki is among a handful of Catholic religious leaders featured on a new deck of trading cards circulating around Milwaukee. The initiative launched last week is meant to drum up interest in religious vocations. Distribution of the cards began after Mass at two diocesan parishes on Sunday, January 8, to coincide with National Vocations Awareness Week. A new card will be distributed after Mass every other week, for the next 12 weeks.
On the back of the cards is a mini-biography, which includes a nickname, birthday, favorite saint, hobbies and interests, and a notable person who influenced their vocational call. Priests’ cards also feature their ordination date and the date of their first Mass.
Each card also has a prayer for vocations on it, and families are asked to say the prayer together. The goal of the project is to raise awareness of vocations and increase prayers.