Once again I direct your attention to the blog of a friend, Fr. Bill Baer in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who posted an entry with an interested premise.
Here it is, with severe editing and my emphases. You can read the whole thing here. (Go spike his stats.)
Good Confessions, Good Vocations
Each Friday this Summer, I am devoting my Homily at our Parish’s daily Mass to some aspect of the Sacrament of Penance.
Today, I wish to offer a simple point: Good confessions lead to good vocations.
Specifically, a good confession is the source of a good vocation in at least three ways:
[… Go read them. …]
If your parish is attempting to promote vocations among your young people, don’t waste your time on slick and silly programs. Get the youth back into God’s good graces. Get them back within earshot of the Holy Spirit.
Get them back into the Confessional.
I am inclined to agree. When I think about parishes that produce lots of vocations to the priesthood, they generally have good confession schedules.