Here is a nice article on four new seminarians for the Diocese of Shreveport which includes this piece from the diocesan vocations director.
"Every time I see a spark, I travel and pour some gasoline on it," he said.
He has only held the job for a year, and is the only lay vocations director in the country — a further testimony to the shortage of priests.
Formerly the chief fundraiser for the diocese, Wilcox said this job is even harder.
"I’m not asking people for money anymore," he said. "I’m asking for their children and grandchildren."