By: Danielle Ojeda
San Antonio–The Young Adult Associate Leadership Team (YAA) will for the first time ever participate in the Discernment Dash hosted by the Archdiocese of San Antonio and Our Lady of the Lake University. This event will take place Sunday Oct. 7, 2018, from 11:00am-4:00pm and is open and free to all OLLU students.
Sister of Divine Providence, Gloria Ann, stated the discernment dash is the opening of the “Synod of bishops”. “This year the Synod of Bishops will convene in Oct. to discuss the very important reality of young people, the faith and Vocational Discernment…Here in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, we are celebrating the opening of the Synod with a 5K walk and run” explained Sister Gloria Ann when asked what the significance of this dash was to her and the YAA.
The dash is not just for OLLU students, Sister Gloria Ann also included “We (the YAA) invite young adults, youth, families, parish groups and other faith organizations to gather…and raise awareness of vocations to serve Gods church”.
Pablo Cavazos, a student and track and field athlete at Our Lady of the Lake University, looks forward to the 5k dash and appreciates the significance of the event as well. “I have been involved in different types of sports for as long as I could remember, being an athlete is one thing I am very passionate about. so, the discernment dash coming up on campus is a great way for me to participate in the two things I love!” stated Cavazos.
Sister Gloria Ann also stated “a group of competitive runners offering to God their run as an intercession for all in discernment” will also be participating.
Before participates make their way to the finish line festivities and awards at Our Lady of the Lake University, there is a mass that will be held with the Archbishop at Assumption Seminary. Even those who choose not to join the walk/run are able to take part in the festivities beginning at 2:00pm on campus.
For more information concerning the discernment dash and where to register visit: www.archsa.org/vocations/discernment-dash
Archdiocesan Vocation Office contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org (210)735-0553