Yet vocations to the priesthood, religious life, diaconate, and even Christian marriage are counter-cultural. Those who consider living a life of service to Christ, His Church, and His flock, are often discouraged, if not directly by people in their lives, then indirectly by the culture around them. Therefore, it is our task to build a culture of vocations, an atmosphere of prayer and support for everyone who is discerning, or striving to follow, the will of God. In helping them answer God’s call, we are helping them bring Christ to the world.
As you explore our programs, consider how you personally can help in one or more areas. Your parish may already have a vocations committee or coordinator in place, to which you can contribute your unique talents and gifts. If not, you may consider starting one and inviting others to join you. In either case, know that you are working to build Jesus’ Church in answer to the great need of our world. As Jesus said, “the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few” (Mt 9:37).
Eyes of Mary: Looking for her sons & daughtersIdentifying potential candidates for priesthood and religious life.
Voices of Mary: Praying for her sons and daughtersPrayer is a powerful way to support vocations.
Who's answering the call?Meet the current seminarians, learn their stories, and send them a note.
Meet Those in Religious FormationMen and women are still answering the call to the religious life...even from our own diocese!