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Vocations

A vocation is a calling from God. So, in general terms, a personal vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. All vocations bring us to a fuller realization of the great commandments, to love the Lord our God, and to love our neighbor. Some are called to serve as priests or religious, some to marriage and family life. Discovering and ultimately following your vocation gives the greatest glory and praise to God. Whatever your vocation, you can find some guidance toward it here. 

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Priesthood

Some men are called to lay down their lives for the Church in the ordained ministry by the Sacrament of Holy Orders. These men stand in the person of Christ and serve their bride, the Church, by preaching, teaching, and celebrating the Sacraments. READ MORE

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Some men and women are called to be dedicated totally to God by embracing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Some live in the world and are set apart by a special consecration, in secular institutes, as consecrated virgins, or as hermits. Others are called out of the world, to live the religious life by professing the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. READ MORE

top Deacon GiftsPermanent Diaconate

Deacons are ordained to assist the bishop and priests in the celebration of the divine mysteries, above all the Eucharist, in the distribution of Holy Communion, in assisting at and blessing marriages, in the proclamation of the Gospel and preaching, in presiding over funerals, and in dedicating themselves to the various ministries of charity. They are configured to Christ who made himself the "deacon" or servant of all. READ MORE

Married Life

Married Life

Some men and women are called to give themselves to one another through the Sacrament of Matrimony. They are called to bring their spouse closer to Christ through growth in holiness, by making a total and faithful gift of themselves to each other, and sharing in God's creative work through the procreation of children. READ MORE

Secular Institutes

A secular institute is an organization of individuals who are consecrated persons – professing the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience – while living in the world, unlike members of a religious institute who live in community. READ MORE