The first Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life. As the Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) commences this Advent, Mike Sheerin has been active with raising awareness of the Brother’s Vocation both locally in the Diocese of Brooklyn and nationally as a member of a National Brothers’ Think Tank Committee with this purpose in mind. His diocesan involvement has him spearheading a new program, Consecrated Women and Men (CONSECRATED LIFERS) in conjunction with the diocesan TV channel, the NET. This program will feature 5 minute “infomercial” spots highlighting the many Brothers, Sisters and Priests in religious communities who serve the diocese. Featured Marist Brothers are Br. Patrick Hogan, Br. James Norton and Br. Thomas Schady. These spots will air many times on the NET throughout the Year of Consecrated Life.