To foster vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in order to be able to have sufficient priests and religious to serve our diocese and the needs of God’s people.

  • Promotion of Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life (accomplished through parish and school visitations, the development and support of parish vocation teams, annual vocation promotion workshop, online resources, outreach to parishes, Focus 11, Re-Focus, Vocation Connection newsletter, and other special events)
  • Provide opportunities for discernment and mentoring of potential seminary candidates (accomplished through discernment retreats, discernment groups, individual contact and invitation)
  • Screening and Admission of Candidates (accomplished through the Seminarian Admission Board)
  • Supervision & Guidance of Seminarians (accomplished in conjunction with the formation team of the seminaries, summer assignments, etc.) 

The Office of Vocations is accountable directly to the Bishop and to the Vicar General.

Is God Calling Me?

A vocation is a call from God who created you to share intimately in His inner life of love. You are called to perfect love in union with God for all eternity! You live out this call by making a total self-gift of yourself in love. As you take up your cross and follow Christ, you lay down your life for Him in love.

Priesthood

Consecrated Life

Permanent Diaconate

Married Life

FAQs about Being Called

This ministry is supported by the Annual Pastoral Appeal.