“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood, or consecrated life, there is always strong and intense prayer from someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community…Vocations are born in prayer and prayer, and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit,” …Pope Francis, St. Peter’s Square, April 21, 2013
“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:3)” “Our parishes, be they great or small in number of faithful have need of a greater number of priests. …Let us not forget the countries of emigration and expansion throughout the world, where the greatest numbers of our faithful are, many of whom are “lost” or “hidden.” We do not know where they all are or what has become of their spiritual life and their faith, yet we are responsible for them! For that reason, there is an absolute, ordained and imperative duty for all priests to work…, to win new priestly or religious vocations. … Now, if we calculate correctly, we should have as many seminarians as priests, … so that they can carry the holy, sacerdotal flag in future in the place of the priests currently working in our Church. It is a responsibility which falls on us all, bishops, priests, religious and fathers and mothers.”
…Patriarch Gregorios III, Letter for the Year for Priests, June 19, 2009 – June 19, 2010
We have developed a series of different areas in our Eparchial Vocations Office Team. We consider this one to be a prime area, so we invite and welcome every person to become part of this holy effort. Simply copy and complete the form below, sending it to our Vocations Office. You will receive both Membership and Prayer for Vocations cards.