Vocations

Enjoy short videos from seminarians and priests who tell their vocation stories.

Meet Kolbe O'Donnell - Kolbe tells how a surfing accident led him on a spiritual journey to consider the priesthood. Learn more about Kolbe’s faith and the challenges he has faced in his young life.

Check back for more stories soon!

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The Vocations Committee strives to open the hearts and minds of parishioners to the profound and 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!

Qualities desired in a candidate for priesthood or consecrated life

•One who considers a personal relationship with God as an important part of life.

• One who has an ability and willingness to talk about their faith
life.
• One who has a desire to serve others and make a difference in
people’s lives.
• One who is willing to sacrifice personal or material gain for the
service of the Gospel and the Church.
• One who is recognized as being approachable.
• One who enjoys life, people, and has a sense of humor.
• One who has the ability to lead and work with people of all ages.
• One who recognizes the importance of the Church.
• One who forms and maintains healthy relationships with both
men and women.
• One who has self confidence, has average to above average
intelligence, and has good physical, mental and emotional health.

Visit the ADW website for priest vocations HERE

Prayers for Vocations

click here for a copy of the daily prayer list we used during Lent. It can certainly be adapted for year-round prayer!

Vocations among us?

Perhaps you know a young man or woman at least 18 years old who would, in your opinion, make a good priest, sister or brother. If so, please fill out this form. A member of our parish staff will happily invite a conversation.