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

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

Saturday
Jun 01

Fr. Garett Burns

Sunday
Jun 02

Fr. Joseph Eckberg

Monday
Jun 03

Fr. Derek Thome

Tuesday
Jun 04

For our deceased priests

Wednesday
Jun 05

Fr. Jerome Spexarth

Thursday
Jun 06

Fr. John Fogliasso

Friday
Jun 07

Fr. Clay Kimbro

Saturday
Jun 08

Fr. Kenneth Schuckman

Sunday
Jun 09

Fr. Jarrod Lies

Monday
Jun 10

Fr. David Lies

Tuesday
Jun 11

Jon Tolberd

Wednesday
Jun 12

For the sanctification of our priests

Thursday
Jun 13

Fr. John Miller

Friday
Jun 14

Fr. Michael Linnebur

Saturday
Jun 15

Fr. Jorge Lopez

Sunday
Jun 16

Fr. Daniel Lorimer

Monday
Jun 17

Fr. Jose Machado

Tuesday
Jun 18

Fr. J.D. Betzen

Wednesday
Jun 19

Fr. James Mainzer

Thursday
Jun 20

Fr. Michael Kerschen

Friday
Jun 21

Fr. Daryl Befort

Saturday
Jun 22

Fr. Ned Blick

Sunday
Jun 23

Fr. Michael Schemm

Monday
Jun 24

Fr. Jacob Carlin

Tuesday
Jun 25

For our deceased priests

Wednesday
Jun 26

Fr. Michael Baldwin

Thursday
Jun 27

Fr. Shawn McKnight

Friday
Jun 28

Fr. Daniel Duling

Saturday
Jun 29

Fr. P.J. Voegeli

Sunday
Jun 30

Fr. Pat Malone

May 2019

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Current Seminarians