Fostering Vocations

Building a culture of vocations in a parish by nurturing prayer, promotion,
education and support for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

Nurture vocations in your parish through the following

Prayer

Awareness

Support

  • Communal Holy Hours for Vocations
  • Prayer Cards
  • Petitions at Mass
  • Traveling Shrine Programs - Provide a crucifix, statue, or chalice that families can host the devotional article in their home for a week during which they agree to pray for vocations.
  • Adoration Adoption Programs -Place post cards in your adoration chapel with a photo and name on the front of a priest, religious or seminarian the adorers can offer their holy hour. When full, mail the card to it's recipient.
  • World Day of Vocations - May 12
  • World Day for Consecrated Life - Feb. 2
  • Recognize and thank religious serving your community
  • Wall of Appreciation
    • Recognize those from the parish who have answered God’s call as a priest or religious
  • Let someone know if you think they would make a good priest or religious
  • Join a Serra Club
  • Support Seminarian Education 
  • Posters and bookmarks available for download in Resources
  • Adopt a seminarian or religious to write to and pray for

Daily Intention for Vocations

Monday
Apr 01

Andrew Meng

Tuesday
Apr 02

Fr. Adam Keiter

Wednesday
Apr 03

Fr. Brian Nelson

Thursday
Apr 04

For our deceased priests

Friday
Apr 05

Fr. Juan Garza

Saturday
Apr 06

Fr. Joseph Gile

Sunday
Apr 07

For our deceased priests

Monday
Apr 08

Fr. Bernard Gorges

Tuesday
Apr 09

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our diocese

Wednesday
Apr 10

Fr. Patrick York

Thursday
Apr 11

Fr. Andrew Labenz

Friday
Apr 12

For our deceased priests

Saturday
Apr 13

Fr. Jeffery Fasching

Sunday
Apr 14

Ty Taylor

Monday
Apr 15

For our deceased priests

Tuesday
Apr 16

Fr. Benjamin Green

Wednesday
Apr 17

Fr. Gabriel Greer

Thursday
Apr 18

Fr. Stephen Gronert

Friday
Apr 19

Fr. Andrew Seiler

Saturday
Apr 20

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our diocese

Sunday
Apr 21

Fr. John Hay

Monday
Apr 22

Fr. Curtis Hecker

Tuesday
Apr 23

Fr. Andrew Heiman

Wednesday
Apr 24

Fr. Kent Hemberger

Thursday
Apr 25

For our deceased priests

Friday
Apr 26

Fr. Thomas Hoisington

Saturday
Apr 27

Isaac Hilger

Sunday
Apr 28

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our diocese

Monday
Apr 29

Fr. Jeremy Huser

Tuesday
Apr 30

For our deceased priests

Wednesday
May 01

Bishop Carl Kemme

Thursday
May 02

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our diocese

Friday
May 03

Fr. Steven Scheier

Saturday
May 04

Fr. Robert Wachter

Sunday
May 05

Matthew Dolechek

Monday
May 06

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our diocese

Tuesday
May 07

Fr. John Jirak

Wednesday
May 08

Fr. John Hotze

Thursday
May 09

Fr. Ed Herzog

Friday
May 10

Fr. Adam Keiter

Saturday
May 11

Fr. Leon Kerschen

Sunday
May 12

Fr. Chad Arnold

Monday
May 13

Fr. Raymond Joyce

Tuesday
May 14

Fr. Todd Shepherd

Wednesday
May 15

Fr. Theodore Khin

Thursday
May 16

Fr. Robert McElwee

Friday
May 17

Fr. Michael Klag

Saturday
May 18

Fr. Edmond Kline

Sunday
May 19

For our deceased priests

Monday
May 20

Msgr. William Carr

Tuesday
May 21

Hayden Charles

Wednesday
May 22

For our deceased priests

Thursday
May 23

Chris Rumback

Friday
May 24

Fr. Andrew Kuykendall

Saturday
May 25

Fr. Patrick Reilley

Sunday
May 26

Fr. Andrew Labenz

Monday
May 27

Fr. Daniel Duling

Tuesday
May 28

Fr. Charles Seiwert

Wednesday
May 29

Fr. John Lanzrath

Thursday
May 30

Fr. Patrick Larkin

Friday
May 31

Fr. Joseph Tatro

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Current Seminarians