Have you felt a certain stirring in your heart that you know you must investigate further? Has someone told you, “Have you ever thought about being a priest” or “Have you ever thought about being a nun”? You want to put God first in your life and find out what His plan is for you but you don’t know where to begin. This vocation portal has been developed to help you take the first step in discerning God’s will and give you some additional insight into your true vocation.
The true key to discerning your “CALL” is of course listening to Christ and telling Him that you trust Him totally and simply want to do whatever He asks of you. Insist on this in your prayer. Tell Him often that you love Him. Strive to bring Him to others more and more each day. Little by little things will begin to get clearer, and you will be preparing yourself in this way for whatever He has in mind for you.
A Culture of Vocations
Everyone is called to discern what God wants them to do with their lives — be it a young man considering the priesthood, young men and women entering the religious life, a man feeling called to the permanent diaconate, a couple deciding on marriage, or someone recognizing a dedicated single life. Today, however, there are many challenges to hearing God’s call, and the task of the Church is to assist men and women to discern the path that will lead them to true happiness and eternal life.
Your Parish Vocation Ministry exists to foster and maintain a culture of vocations at the parish level. The Office of Vocations encourages all to get involved and we are providing this Parish Vocation Ministry Portal as a valuable interactive resource to help improve communication from the Office of Vocations and to provide the best resources available locally, nationally, and internationally.
If you truly have a heart for vocations or feel you have a calling to the priesthood or religious life we encourage you to get involved. We all can offer the gifts given to us to help truly build a culture of vocations in our diocese starting first in our own homes.
Please take some time to see what this Vocation Portal has to offer and get involved today. There is no cost. Just the reward of building a strong culture of vocations for the future of your parish and the Diocese.