And now I ask you to accept your responsibility in the Church, the responsibility of your Catholic Education: to help - by your words and above all by the example of your lives – to spread the Gospel. You do this by praying, and by being just and truthful and pure.
Dear young people: by a real Christian life, by the practice of your religion you are called to give witness to your faith. And because actions speak louder than words, you are called to proclaim by the conduct of your daily lives that you really do believe that Jesus Christ is Lord!"
I was 15 years old when I heard the Pope speak these words to me and can honestly say it was then that I felt Jesus call me to be a priest. To build his Church one person at a time. This mission is accomplished by the education of our children.