Our Vocations Committee strives to open the hearts and minds of parishioners to the essential gift of vocations to the priestly and consecrated life.
The Committee serves as liaison to the Archdiocesan Office of Vocations, organizing and hosting discernment events, scheduling prayer hours and Eucharistic Adoration, and participating in fund raising for Archdiocesan seminarians. It also distributes literature, and arranges lectures and witness talks oriented toward vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.
Interested in helping? Contact the Rectory Office and they will put you in touch with our parish committee!
The priesthood is a gift for the Church that comes from Christ himself. As Catholics, we are all called to holiness, but some are called to serve the Church as priests. Ask if God might be calling you to manifest your love for Christ by a commitment to him as a priest of his Church. Learn more HERE or speak with any of our parish priests.
Permanent deacons, who are ordained clergy in the Church, are called to a unique ministry of service. In particular, they are called to serve those in need, such as persons who are hungry, homeless, sick, in prison or immigrants. Learn more about the process of becoming a deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington. Our own Deacon Don Longano is the Director for the Office of the Permanent Diaconate.
Consecrated men and women take public religious vows to the evangelical counsels (poverty, chastity and obedience), dedicating themselves to God for service to the Church and for the salvation of the world. Consecrated life can be lived in many forms, but the most well-known is religious life, lived in a community sharing a common apostolate. There are several men’s and women’s religious communities in the Archdiocese of Washington.
We have a page of videos, prayers, and activities to help parishioners and families learn more about vocations.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for the gift of the priesthood and consecrated life. We beseech your Holy Spirit to inspire men and women in the Archdiocese of Washington to answer the call to the priesthood and consecrated life. Give them the courage to embrace their vocation, the faith and zeal to follow You with joy, and the perseverance to remain loyal friends of your Son. Please protect and strengthen our seminarians, priests, deacons, brothers and religious sisters. Help all Christians to become better disciples of Jesus, and when our earthly pilgrimage is complete, bring us to the joy of your Kingdom. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.