Fresh off their trip to Washington, D.C., for the forty-fifth annual March for Life, Sacred Heart seminarians returned to Michigan and organized the final details for the ninth annual Dinner for Life on February 9, which raises money for organizations whose work protects and upholds the dignity of every human life.
Third-year graduate seminarian Rodney Abasso and second-year graduate seminarian John Carlin, along with thirteen seminarians who were part of the Dinner for Life planning committee, gave their time and effort to orchestrate the event. Since late October they have been preparing everything for the dinner, from the menu, schedule of events and guest lists, to the raffle items and centerpieces.
In addition to their studies, organizing an event of this magnitude keeps their schedules full. But when their to-do list is a tangible example of Christ’s mission for all of us, the task becomes the very manifestation of their vocation.
“It’s really a good four months of hard work and dedication, and we need to be sure that every detail is taken care of,” said Rodney, co-chair of the Dinner for Life committee. “We want to thank all of our donors who made this event possible and help bring attention to the pro-life movement. They were a joy to work with.”