Signs of a Priestly Vocation

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

How do I know God is calling me? If you have ever thought about being a priest, these qualities may be clues to a future priestly vocation: 1. God has placed in your heart a desire to be a priest. If Jesus has placed a desire in your heart for the priesthood, no...

Scriptures for Discernment

Scriptures for Discernment

Discipleship: Call and Response Old Testament Gen 12:1-9 The Call of Abram: Leave your country and family to come Gen 22:1-19 Faith to obey God: Abraham is commanded to offer Isaac Gen 37-50 God orchestrates our lives to bring us to our vocation: The Story of Joseph...

Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Perhaps priesthood has crossed your mind, but fear pushes the idea away: Fear of commitment Fear of celibacy Fear of being unworthy These fears are very common, even for men who are already in seminary. But literally thousands of men have had the same concerns and...

Videos

Videos

“Scivias: Know the Ways of the Lord,” is a vocational discernment video series that will help you answer these questions and grow closer to Jesus. 27 short episodes.

Books on Discernment

Books on Discernment

Fr. Brett A. Brannen To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood is the definitive guide for men considering the priesthood. Using powerful and entertaining stories, the book explains in down-to-earth language how to carefully...

Priesthood FAQ

Priesthood FAQ

The purpose of a priest is to bring people to Jesus, and Jesus to people. He does this primarily by preaching the Word and offering the Sacrifice of the Mass.  His daily life involves administering the sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance and...

5 Signs of a Religious Vocation

5 Signs of a Religious Vocation

Five Signs Religious Life Might Be Right For You By Sister Colleen Therese Smith, A.S.C.J. Not long ago a young woman posed this question to me: “Does God send signs?” She had been praying to God for a very specific sign that would alleviate any doubt in her mind once...

Holy Hour For Vocations

Holy Hour For Vocations

PLANNING THE HOLY HOUR To hold a Holy Hour for Vocations in your parish, it is best to have the participation of your parish priest. Work with him to choose an appropriate date. There’s no bad time to hold a Holy Hour, but some dates may work better than others, such...

7 Ways Families Can Promote Vocations

7 Ways Families Can Promote Vocations

How can I promote vocations at home? Here are some suggestions: Snuggle up and read a story Sometimes the simplest ideas are best! Add some books about famous saints to your bedtime reading. There are dozens of fascinating, age-appropriate stories of saints who were...