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What is Discernment?

What is Discernment?

God has given a special vocation, a unique mission, to each person. It lies within the soul, waiting to be discovered. The realization of one’s vocation can occur at different stages in one’s life. For some, it is an easy and almost effortless discovery. For others,...

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What Do Priests Do?

What Do Priests Do?

Individual priests have a very wide variety of tasks within the Church. There are many specialized ministries such as being a chaplain, working at the diocesan offices, or teaching in a seminary. But the majority of priests serve in parishes.Priests instruct others...

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For Parishes

For Parishes

Download printable prayer cards: Holy Rosary English and Spanish: Download HereDownload Holy Hour for Vocations  Download hereDownload Adoration Bundle  Download here

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Seven Stages of a Diligent Discernment

Seven Stages of a Diligent Discernment

Please keep in mind that every vocation is a mystery, and thus every man passes through these stages differently on the way to priesthood. Some will pass through the first few stages only to discern that God is not calling them to priesthood. Others will keep going...

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Why Celibacy?

Why Celibacy?

Discerning Priestly Celibacy Are some of these your thoughts in regards to celibacy? “I really like girls!” “I have not always lived a chaste life. Can I still be considered for the seminary?” “I struggle with purity, so I’m not sure I possess the holiness that is...

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Six Ways to Discern Your Vocation

Six Ways to Discern Your Vocation

How can I know God’s plan for my life? Follow these recommendations, and God will help you to understand what He is calling you to do with your life! 1. Prayer Prayer is a conversation with God—not just saying prayers, but speaking to the Lord from your heart. Every...

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Signs of a Priestly Vocation

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

How do I know God is calling me? If you have ever thought about being a priest, these qualities may be clues to a future priestly vocation: 1. God has placed in your heart a desire to be a priest. If Jesus has placed a desire in your heart for the priesthood, no...

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Scriptures for Discernment

Scriptures for Discernment

Discipleship: Call and Response Old Testament Gen 12:1-9 The Call of Abram: Leave your country and family to come Gen 22:1-19 Faith to obey God: Abraham is commanded to offer Isaac Gen 37-50 God orchestrates our lives to bring us to our vocation: The Story of Joseph...

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Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Overcoming Fear of the Priesthood

Perhaps priesthood has crossed your mind, but fear pushes the idea away: Fear of commitment Fear of celibacy Fear of being unworthy These fears are very common, even for men who are already in seminary. But literally thousands of men have had the same concerns and...

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