Vocation Events

December 2020
12 December 2020

A Virtual Tour of Convent Life for Women

Vocation Ministry offered the first "Behind the Veil" virtual look into Religious Life for women in ...

10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Event
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20 December 2020

Winter Seminarian Dinner with Archbishop Sample

Archbishop Sample meets with all the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Portland two times a year ...

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Benedict, OR
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January 2021
08 January 2021
10 January 2021

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat

If you are thinking that God may be calling you to the priesthood here in the ...

6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Beaverton, OR
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09 January 2021
10 January 2021

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat

If you are thinking that God may be calling you to the priesthood here in the ...

All Day
Beaverton, OR
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10 January 2021

Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat

If you are thinking that God may be calling you to the priesthood here in the ...

12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beaverton, OR
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22 January 2021

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

The over 60 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. ...

All Day
National Event
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February 2021
02 February 2021

World Day for Consecrated Life

Celebrated in parishes February 6-7, in honor of all those called to consecrated life!  Pray for ...

All Day
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06 February 2021

A Virtual Look into Religious Life for Men

As a follow-up to our highly successful women's discernment event, Behind the Veil, Vocation Ministry has ...

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National Event
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March 2021
07 March 2021

Installation of Lector and Acolyte

Please pray for the seminarians who are being installed in the Ministry of Lector, which calls ...

8:00 am - 9:00 am
St. Benedict, OR
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07 March 2021

Installation of Lector and Acolyte

Please pray for the seminarians who are being installed in the Ministry of Lector, which calls ...

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rome, Italy
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10 March 2021

6th Grade Vocation Rally

All 6th grade youth are invited to attend the annual Vocation Rallies at St. Joseph School ...

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tigard, OR
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11 March 2021

6th Grade Vocation Rally

All 6th grade youth are invited to attend the annual Vocation Rallies at St. Joseph School ...

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Salem, OR
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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.