Vocation Office

Considering Giving Your Life to God?

Where do I start?

The process you will follow to answer this fundamental question is called discernment. Your vocation as a Christian will be the particular way you live the universal call to holiness. Through prayer, study, conversation with others and reflection, you will be able to discover God’s plan for you. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Since prayer is important, many priests spend about two hours a day in different types of prayer. Part of that time we pray with others at Mass. We also pray other formal prayers like the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary, or spend time reading and reflecting on readings from the Bible.

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What about the Priesthood?

Regular meetings with the Vocation Director are designed to provide him with some knowledge of the applicant, his abilities, strengths, weaknesses, and understanding of the priesthood.  This can only happen by building a relationship.

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Religious Communities

There are many different religious communities throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis for both men and women. We invite you to explore these different communities in your discernment process. 

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