The Valpo Core Reader

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Work and Vocation Essay

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It is often during the unexpected moments in life when people begin to realize their purpose in the world. This situation occurred for Kevin McCarthy while in college. One Sunday, McCarthy decided to attend a more traditional Sunday morning Catholic Mass, rather than a contemporary service, and he expected nothing to be different. Little did he know that included in this Mass would be the words that would make him decide to dedicate his life to God, and join the priesthood.


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