Brooklyn bishop makes pitch for vocations at Citi Field

(Crux) On Saturday morning the stands of Citi Field were no longer filled with the standard Mets uniforms and t-shirts. Instead, a crowd of nearly 2,000 fans donned t-shirts asking “What’s my calling?” as a part of the Brooklyn diocese’s first ever Catholic Day.

The daylong event, which focused on promoting vocations to religious life, kicked off with a bi-lingual stadium mass celebrated by Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, followed by entertainment, live music, and games, before the evening ended – some say miraculously-with a Mets victory.

DiMarzio used his homily to stir the attendees to work together to build a “culture of vocations” – taking advantage of the baseball backdrop to make comparisons along the way.

“It is important that we see in sports, a reflection of our faith….Great success comes with teamwork and cooperation,” said DiMarzio. [More]