Vocations Fest in Ave Maria Wednesday, April 9

Published on Friday, 04 April 2014 15:55

Career fairs happen all over Southwest Florida throughout the year, but perhaps none is like the Vocations Fest at Ave Maria University that will be held Wednesday, April 9.

The event has been held annually at AMU, but this year is the first time that the university is welcoming anyone with an interest in learning more about religious life – not just AMU students – to attend.

"We want to open those doors to as many people as possible," said Fr. Robert Garrity, AMU's director of campus ministry.

The Vocations Fest will have representatives from a total of 18 different Catholic religious orders and communities, some of which are for men and others for women.

Those attending will have an opportunity to meet with the representatives from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU student union. Later, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there will be an outdoor barbecue.

Details and a schedule:
11:00am-2:00pm Meet & Greet in the Student Union
5:00pm-7:00pm Outdoor BBQ and live Music

Guests:
Diocese of Venice, FL
Dominican Friars
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Franciscan Capuchins
Missionaries of Charity
Order of Friar Minor
Oblates of St. Joseph
The Piarist Fathers
Salesians of St. John Bosco
Society of Jesus
Order of the Most Holy Trinity
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal
Franciscan Sisters, TOR
Little Sisters of the Poor
Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco
Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Sisters of St. Joseph the Worker

Those attending the barbecue are asked to RSVP with the number of adults and children attending by Monday, April 7 by 5pm to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Barbecue Menu:

Burgers w/trimmings: cheese, tomato, onion, relish, ketchup & mustard

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Chips, Water, Gatorade

Ice Cream Bars, Cookies, Popcorn

The meal charge for members of the Ave Maria community:

Adult: $10.00; Ages 4 to 12: $5.00; Under 3: No charge