Training & Vocations

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Training Committee

 Vocations Committee
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The Training Committee has a responsibility of scheduling, promoting and conducting Scouter Development Training, a spiritual seminar for adult leaders of the Catholic faith. A second responsibility is to schedule, promote and conduct Chaplain Aide Training for Scouts. Finally, the Training Committee assists those Scouters interested in attending a one week course Scouting in the Catholic Church conducted each summer at Philmont Training Center.
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Scouter Development
The Scouter Development: Lay Apostolate Formation for Scouting program is designed to help Scouters to a better understanding of the role of religious faith in their lives. The work done in Scouting is a true ministry. As adults we are witnessing not only to our own faith commitment, but we are also trying to help Scouts make a personal faith commitment. The course is offered twice a year and lasts about 5 hours. See the calendar for dates and location.
Chaplain Aide Training
Chaplain Aide Training is designed to provide Scouts with the basic tools necessary to help their fellow Scouts as they grow, both physically and spiritually.
The purpose of this program is to:
  • Make the 12th point of the Scout Law more meaningful in life.
  • Promote a greater understanding of and appreciation of all religions.
  • Encourage Scouts to earn their appropriate religious emblems, providing Scouts with the opportunity to work with an ordained minister of the clergy, thereby gaining insight into the religious professional life.
The course is offered in the spring and lasts about 2 hours.

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Scouting in the Catholic Church
Each summer the National Catholic Committee on Scouting conducts a one-week training course, Scouting in the Catholic Church, at the Philmont Training Center. The Training Committee can assist interested Scouters in applying for this great experience. Partial scholarships are sometimes available for active members of the FWDCCS.

Contact the Training Chair for details.
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Vocations Committee Chair Email:
The Vocations Committee has the responsibility for
1/ Promoting various spiritual, religious, and vocational programs.
2/ Direct youth queries regarding a religious vocation first to a parish priest. Then the youth may contact the diocesan director of Vocations, Father James Wilcox 817.500.3300 or
Priesthood Sunday
On the 4th Sunday in October of each year we celebrate Priesthood Sunday. October 28th , 2018 is this year's date.
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World Day for Consecrated Life
February 4, 2018, units associated with Catholic insitutions should send a note to all religious in their parshes thanking them. 
Prayer for Vocations
Almighty and eternal God,
in your unfailing love you provide
ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you call
to serve the Church of Fort Worth
as priests. Inspire in them a generous response.
Grant them courage and vision to
serve your people. May their lives and service call your people to respond to the presence of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may:
announce glad tidings to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives,
set prisoners free,
and renew the face of the earth. 
Prayer for Vocations
Loving God, you call all who believe in you to grow perfect in love by following in the footsteps of Christ your Son. Call from among us more men and women who will serve you as religious. By their way of life, may they provide a convincing sign of your Kingdom for the Church and the whole world. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen

World Day of Prayer
Sunday April 22, 2018, is being celebrated as World Day of Prayer for Vocations. One suggestion of how a Catholic sponsored Scouting unit—or any group of Catholic Scouts – might mark the day is to send a greeting of thanks to your parish priests. Simplest greeting could say: “Thank you for your vocation and for your support of Scouting on World Day of Payer for Vocations.” Have all your Catholic Scouts and Scouters sign the greeting or note and present it via e-mail, U.S. mail, or in person by a couple of your uniformed Scouts. A thank-you goes a long way with anyone.

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Serra Club
The Serra Clubs of the Metroplex sponsor a yearly weekend of discernment for any man or woman, 18 through 40 years of age. It is designed to help youth determine if they MIGHT have a religious vocation. 
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Priests Who Were Scouts

Eagle Scout Joe Scantlin (On Right)
 Catholic Committee Chaplain at the 15th Anniversary Retreat (Fr Joe Scantlin)
Although we do not know of all the vocations that may have resulted from our program,
here are a few:

Msgr Joe Scantlin
Retired Vicar Joe Schumacher
Brother Mariano (Eagle Scout Jonathan Demma)
Msgr Gene Witkowski
Fr Tim Thompson
Fr David Nichols (Deceased)
Fr Wilson (Deceased)
Fr Keith Hathaway
Fr John Hennessey
Fr. Eric Groner SVD

Both Bishop Kevin Vann and Bishop Michael Olson experienced the Cub Scout program when they were boys.

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