When you provide us with names and contact information of young men you think might make a good priest, we can invite these men directly to events and provide them with good information to help them discern more diligently.
One of the challenges we encounter is the initial connection with young men in the archdiocese who are open to discernment.
This is your chance to help us grow vocations in Baltimore!
While we primarily focus on priestly vocations, we will never pressure any discerner into any particular vocation or decision. A vocation is a call by God which is up to the individual to discover and choose to follow, and we respect this to the fullest extent. Our invitations and events are always oriented to being open to God’s call and respecting the choice of the discerner, and we provide support for anyone seeking help discerning, regardless of the vocation.
It’s impossible to quantify the effectiveness of any particular vocation initiative, but the experience shows that an increase in the number of sincere discernment candidates results in an increase of men ordained to the priesthood.