Welcome to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Vocation Portal

If you have been searching the for insight and guidance about your calling in this life and the vocation to the priesthood in particular, then you’ve come to a good place to start. This site will allow you to learn about our seminarians who have begun to discern their call to the diocesan priesthood. While each of their stories and backgrounds are unique, their basic desire to respond to God’s loving plan unites them. They have begun the fraternal labor of study, prayer, and formation that will make them into the kind of Catholic Priests that will lead others to Christ.

To learn more about the possibility of studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, give me a call at 417-866-0841 or email my office at jfriedel@dioscg.org and let us begin the conversation. Remember what our Lord told his disciples and Saint Peter in particular: “Take courage, it is I. Do not be afraid.” Encounter the Lord in the seminary, and you will be given all you need to discern His holy will and follow Him with a joyful heart. Be assured of my prayers for you.

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Yours in Christ,
Fr. J. Friedel

Vocation Director
601 S. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO 65806

Phone 417.866.0841
Email: jfriedel@dioscg.org