Fr. Mark Named New Associate Director of Vocations
In order to better respond to discerners making inquiries to our Province, Fr. Kevin Mullins, OSA appointed Fr. Mark Menegatti, OSA as Associate Director of Vocations this June.
In the past year while based in Los Angeles, Fr. Mark has developed a ministry in which he celebrates Mass at local Catholic high schools and assists at vocation fairs. This led to discussions with Fr. Tom Whelan, OSA, about adding Fr. Mark to the vocation team of the province, who commented, "I am delighted to welcome the appointment of Fr. Mark as the associate vocation director to keep abreast of the opportunities to make the Order more visible to vocation prospects in the Southern California area and to help them in their vocation discernment."
Fr. Mark says that promoting the Order poses unique challenges because,"Many young Catholics seeking a vocation are uniquely unfamiliar with us." Fr. Mark hopes to assist them in their discernment through his new position. "I am incredibly grateful to the province for considering me for this new position of Associate Vocation Director," adding, "I have always been broadminded in seeking ways to minister and evangelize in the Church, and while in San Diego, I sought out events where young Catholics gathered to increase exposure for the Order. I hope to do more of this in LA, and find ways to support other Friars who might find similar opportunities to do so. In my short time in LA, I have already found a multitude of events for young Catholics that desperately seek the presence of those in Religious Life."
If you are a Catholic man living in Southern California considering discerning with the Augustinians, do not hesitate to reach out to Fr. Mark!