Practical Ideas for Parishes

Practical Ideas for Parishes

PRAYER Holy Hours for Vocations. Have a special Holy Hour to pray for priestly and religious vocations. More information is available here. Rosary for Vocations. During the rosary mention candidates by name. Vocations Rosary – Luminous Mysteries Vocation Prayer...

Practical Ideas for Parents

Practical Ideas for Parents

Everyone’s first vocation is to holiness, so parents should strive to create a home environment where Christian virtue can flourish. Here are a few other ideas: Invite a priest, sister, or brother to dinner at your home. Show your children a good example of holy...

What is Discernment?

What is Discernment?

Because a vocation is a serious commitment of one’s life to follow God’s call, proper effort and care are required to determine what God’s call is. This diligent consideration of what God is calling one to do is called vocational discernment. Proper discernment...

What Do Priests Do?

What Do Priests Do?

Individual priests have a very wide variety of tasks within the Church. There are many specialized ministries such as being a chaplain, working at the diocesan offices, or teaching in a seminary. But the majority of priests serve in parishes.Priests instruct others...

Seven Stages of a Diligent Discernment

Seven Stages of a Diligent Discernment

Please keep in mind that every vocation is a mystery, and thus every man passes through these stages differently on the way to priesthood. Some will pass through the first few stages only to discern that God is not calling them to priesthood. Others will keep going...

Why Celibacy?

Why Celibacy?

Discerning Priestly Celibacy Are some of these your thoughts in regards to celibacy? “I really like girls!” “I have not always lived a chaste life. Can I still be considered for the seminary?” “I struggle with purity, so I’m not sure I possess the holiness that is...

Six Ways to Discern Your Vocation

Six Ways to Discern Your Vocation

How can I know God’s plan for my life? Follow these recommendations, and God will help you to understand what He is calling you to do with your life! 1. Prayer Prayer is a conversation with God—not just saying prayers, but speaking to the Lord from your heart. Every...