The Vocations Committee mission is to promote an increase in religious vocations. We need more men to answer the call to the Priesthood, more women to say yes to the religious life, and an increase in Deacons. We need more people living the sacramental life of marriage as well as single consecrated men and women. These are all vocations to live a life of holiness following the will of God. To help foster these vocations our committee promotes the following activities:
Vocations Icons – The Vocations Icons travel weekly from home to home. While in each home, parishioners petition God for more vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life from our parish and the Archdiocese.
The 31 Club – Each member of the club is asked to attend Mass on the same date each month and pray for an increase in religious vocations.
Parish Bulletin Inserts – Each quarter of the year, the vocations committee places an insert in the weekly bulletin highlighting the vocation of a consecrated person, priest, deacon or seminarian. By reading about God’s call in the lives of others we hope to help every person discern God’s call in his or her own life.
Seminarian Communication – Throughout the year we remember our parish seminarians with birthday cards and Christmas and Easter Mass Cards. We also send them graduation cards to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.
Weekly Adoration – Each Thursday after the 5:30 PM Mass there is an hour of Eucharistic Adoration for the increase of vocations to the Priesthood, Permanent Diaconate and Consecrated Life.
Special Vocation Weekends – Other activities that we promote throughout the year include Priesthood Sunday, National Vocations Awareness Week and the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.