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Vocatus Es Poster Contest Winners

July 4th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

Behold, here are the winners of the Vocatus Es Contest. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the submissions, and I will revel in rewarding those whom democracy has labeled above average.

In first place: Anonymous’ poster “Here I am, Send Me” – The submission earned him a Cleansing Fire t-shirt signed by yours truly. Second place goes to the following two submissions: “Feed My Sheep” by A.G. and “Thou Art a Priest” by Nod. You two will receive a Cleansing Fire holy medal. Third place (10 Cleansing Fire prayer cards) goes to “Deny Yourself” by Anonymous and Ben’s “Are You Lost” humorous submission. I will email you if you have won, and we can work out your award’s details.

In our zeal to post submissions, we accidentally overlooked one. To our faithful reader who was lost in the labyrinth of our excitement, I extend the title of “Lector Mirabilis.” Again, expect an email if you were mentioned in this announcement, so that I can properly disperse the loot across the continent.

Two Days Left to Vote

June 20th, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

You still have two days left to vote in the fantasy Diocese of Rochester vocations poster content, the “Vocatus Es” competition. The humorous poster contest appears to be decided, while the serious posters are all within a few votes of each other.

To view the entries and to cast your ballot, click here.

“Vocatus Es” Voting is Underway

June 15th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

Vote for your favorite Diocese of Rochester vocation poster proposal.

There are two categories to vote for. The first is the serious vocations poster, and the second is the humorous poster. Please review each entry before you cast your vote. Reminder: there are prizes at stake, here! The first place entry, which can be from either category, will receive a Cleansing Fire T-shirt autographed by me, your humble host. The next prize down, in each category, will be a Cleansing Fire holy medal. The third place prize will be ten Cleansing Fire prayer cards.

So, just to recap, we have one overall winner – the poster with the most votes. It can come from either the serious or the humorous. The next level down will be for second place, and will take the best-rated poster from the opposite category, and the second place in the same category as the grand-prize winner. The third place prize, like the second place prize, will be awarded to one poster from both categories. If this confuses you at all, just pray to have your intellect inflamed.

For the SERIOUS category submissions, click below:

Contest 1- Best serious vocation poster

For the HUMOROUS category submissions, click below:

Contest 2- Best humorous vocation poster

Vocatus Es Contest – Voting to Begin Soon!

June 10th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

On CF 1.0, I started accepting submissions for your very own DoR vocations poster, either serious or comedic. We received several, but, like the CMA, I still want more than what you’ve given. Don’t hold out on me, friends. I know you have creativity bottled up inside you.

We will begin the voting process sometime soon, once I am certain that anyone interested has submitted what they want to. To see the submissions thus far, as well as the description and assignment, click here.

If you want to send me a poster for consideration in this contest, email it to me at

Submissions for the Vocatus Es Contest

May 28th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

The following are submissions for the create-your-own vocations poster for Rochester. Enjoy! We’ll start voting once we have several posted. Send your submission for funny or serious DoR self-designed posters to me at

Submitted serious vocations poster:

Submitted by Anonymous Photo credits: jdbradley and CarbonNYC

Submitted by A.G.

– Submitted by Anonymous 

– Submitted by Nod, from

Submitted humorous vocations posters:

Submitted by Emma

Submitted by Nate

Submitted by Nate

Submitted by anonymous

– Submitted by Ben and Mary Anderson

Announcing the Brand New “Vocatus Es Contest”

May 25th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

The Diocese of Rochester is trying (and I give them some credit for that) to recruit men to the priesthood through these posters you’ve seen here and in your parish atria and gathering spaces. However, most men aren’t called through feel-good posters, but one-on-one interaction with priests. There is something so fraternal about the priesthood, something which gets forgotten or trivialized in these posters. Sure, the little boy at the altar looks cute enough. “Aww, he’s soo wittle!” But that’s not what rouses vocations awareness.

And so I’m challenging you all to design two posters:

#1 will be a serious poster, asking young men to answer the call to the diocesan priesthood.

#2 will be a comedic poster, embracing the fruits of your snarkiness. I will post ALL submissions, presuming they aren’t inappropriate, and we will vote on them in due time. 

You can submit for one or both categories.

What do you get for all your hardwork? How about a brand new Cleansing Fire t-shirt! If you want, I’ll even autograph it for you. Just promise you won’t sell it on eBay. Yes, I’m just that awesome. Runners up will receive, in order of achievement, a Cleansing Fire medal for second place, and 10 Cleansing Fire prayer cards for third place.

So get to work! I want to see your Vocations Awareness Posters! Send your submissions in the Vocatus Es Contest to me at Do it now, and maybe