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Am I Called?
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Why Be a Priest?
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Signs of a Priestly Vocation
Overcoming Fear of Priesthood
Praying about the Priesthood
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Quo Vadis Summer Encounter for Boys
Meet Our Seminarians
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How Parishes Can Promotes Priestly Vocations
Holy Hours for Vocations.
Have a special
to pray for priestly and religious vocations.
Rosary for Vocations.
During the rosary mention candidates by name.
Vocations Rosary – Luminous Mysteries
Vocation Prayer distribution.
Vocation prayer card given to parishioners on World Day of Prayer for Vocations. (See the prayer
contact the Vocation Office
to request printed copies.)
Eucharistic Procession for Vocations.
On the Feast of Corpus Christi, consider dedicating your Eucharistic procession to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Workshops for Altar Servers.
Teach altar servers about vocational discernment.
Parish Discernment Groups.
Small groups of boys or girls led by parish priest or sister, with help from parents, to help them understand vocations.
Consider the Melchizedek Project
Collaboration with Boy Scout Troops.
Scouting has long been a friend of vocation promotions. There is even a special camp at Philmont for boys considering the priesthood.
Coordinate for confirmation students or youth groups to attend an ordination
In this popular program, a chalice that is used at Mass it brought home by a different family each week. It is kept in a special place by the family, who prays each day for more vocations.
Keep a special corner of the vestibule stocked with vocation-related materials.
Poster/coloring/ essay/video contests.
Organize a contest with a vocations theme for students.
Invite priests to tell their vocation stories at parish events.
Create a page on your parish website with vocation information.
Celebrate ordination anniversaries.
Honor parish priests and celebrate within the parish and school.
Support our seminarians.
Send greeting cards to each seminarian at the beginning of a new semester, holidays, exam times, birthdays, ordinations, etc.
See other ways to support our seminarians.
Director of Vocations.
Invite the Director of Vocations to the parish for a weekend, for Mass and a meal with parish families. Contact the Office of Vocations for availability.
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