The Priesthood

The Priesthood

Spiritual Fathers Like Jesus, a priest sacrifices himself for the Church. The Priesthood is a Calling Christ asks of some men the sacrifice of their lives in following him as his more intimate companions. From all eternity, certain men are called to the priesthood. It...
Holy Hour For Vocations

Holy Hour For Vocations

PLANNING THE HOLY HOUR To hold a Holy Hour for Vocations in your parish, it is best to have the participation of your parish priest. Work with him to choose an appropriate date. There’s no bad time to hold a Holy Hour, but some dates may work better than others, such...
7 Ways Families Can Promote Vocations

7 Ways Families Can Promote Vocations

Build a culture of vocations at home Imagine asking your son what he wants to be when he grows up, and he answers, “I want to be a priest!” What would your reaction be? Would you be worried or elated—or somewhere in between? The truth is that God has a plan for each...
Vocation Mythbusters For Parents

Vocation Mythbusters For Parents

Six Common Myths about Priesthood: A Guide for Parents Year after year, in surveys of newly ordained priests, over half report that their families opposed the idea of priesthood when they first expressed interest. Undoubtedly, parents want the best for their children....
Books on Discernment

Books on Discernment

Books on Vocation Discernment To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood Fr. Brett Brannen Discerning the Will of God Fr. Timothy Gallagher A Living Sacrifice Fr. Benedict Croel, O.P. and Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. Discernment Do’s...