Church Vocations

Ever wonder what would have happened if no one reported on Jesus’ resurrection? How would others find out about this marvelous event? Just as Peter proclaims the “Good News” so too does the church today need people willing to proclaim the faith by their witness as priests, deacons, or religious sisters/brothers. Do you wonder if God is inviting you to consider such an exciting vocation? Interested? To learn about vocation opportunities, consider visiting or

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This Ministry is to assist the youth and young adults of our parish through prayer and discernment regarding the priesthood, deaconate and religious life.  Opportunities are made available for persons to attend special talks on the spirituality and giftedness of various Church vocations and to participate in experiential "Come and See" vocation programs.  Some of these possibilities are presented at parish and diocesan levels and others at seminaries and religious communities.  Individual consultation and spiritual direction as well as group meetings are arranged for those in our parish and students returning from Universities during their break times.  Frequent Mass, daily prayer and the Sacraments are recommended as part of the vocation discernment process.  Our parish supports this call to discernment through daily prayer for vocations at Mass. 

Vocation Icon

All households are invited to receive the Good Shepherd Vocations Icon at Mass to pray for Church vocations throughout the week. Icon team members seek out parishioners before every Mass each weekend.

If you are to receive the Vocations Icon at Mass, you will be asked to sit in a designated pew for the vocations program (one of the first two rows of seating behind the altar servers). When the priest calls you forward at the end of Mass, come forward toward the altar where you will be given the icon. The priest will meet you and offer a few words of encouragement. Take the icon home, and please use the booklet located inside the back of the icon to aid you in prayer and discussion of church vocations throughout the week.

Please remember to bring the icon back to the Church the following weekend. You can drop it off at the office or at whichever Mass you attend.  

vocations icon booklet

Interested in Supporting Vocations?
Discernment Opportunities & Information

Ministry Lead: Joyce Fisher

Staff Contact:  Fr. John Mark Klaus, 817-421-1387