Vocations and Post-Graduation Fair to Bring 22 Religious Orders to Campus
Campus Ministry is holding its fourth annual Vocations and Post-Graduation Fair on
Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Haggar Foyer. The fair brings students
considering religious life or ministry into contact with a wide variety of religious
orders and ministry groups.
"This is a chance for students to see what opportunities the Church offers after graduation,"
said UD Campus Minister Scott Chuchla. "Every kind of order from contemplative Carmelites
to charismatic orders will be attending. In addition, representatives from various
long-term service organizations, such as Notre Dame programs Alliance for Catholic
Education and Echo, through which students can work for churches and Catholic schools
during the year while pursuing a master's degree at Notre Dame during the summer,
will be present."
Twenty-seven religious orders and missionary and ministry organizations will attend
the fair. Many of the 22 orders attending will remain on campus for a 7 p.m. Holy
Hour in the Church of the Incarnation and a question and answer vocations panel beginning
at 8:30 p.m. in upstairs Haggar. Students interested in religious life as a vocation
are invited to attend the panel.
Last year's event, which brought 16 religious orders to campus, packed Haggar Foyer
with interested students.
"As far as I know, it's the only event of its kind in the Metroplex," said Chuchla,
who has invited other campus ministry groups in the area to attend.