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2020 Seminarian Appeal

2020 Seminarian Appeal

Nurturing faith-filled relationships in Christ   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon for the past six years I am truly blessed to have been invited into Jesus’ own ministry of calling men to...

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Priestly formation in the midst of uncertainty

Priestly formation in the midst of uncertainty

Returning to the seminary amid pandemic and wildfires   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Welcome to the Office of Vocation’s blog! This blog is intended to do three things: 1) be brief; 2) share wonderful news and events regarding vocations to the priesthood...

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What do Priests Do?

Priests do far more than celebrate Mass and pray all day. The life of a priest is busy, demanding, challenging—and incredibly rewarding.

Why Celibacy?

Celibacy is always a top concern for men thinking about the priesthood, but rest as­sured that every priest had the same thought before he went to seminary.

Signs of a Priestly Vocation

If Jesus has placed a desire in your heart for priesthood, no matter what your age, don’t ignore it. Talk to a priest you admire about how you feel.

Priesthood Discernment Self-Test

Examining oneself using these twenty qualities or signs is a good way to begin one’s discernment of priesthood, but it should not be done in a vacuum.