Vocation Events

2023 Seminarian Appeal: Source and Summit

Please prayerfully consider investing in our future priests today.

25 May 2024

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

Please join us to celebrate the ordination of Mr. Chi-Nhan Vo to the diaconate for the ...

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Portland, OR
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14 June 2024
16 June 2024

Monastic Discernment Retreat – June

The Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey invite you to their free discernment retreats, held at ...

All Day
Saint Benedict, OR
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22 June 2024

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Please Save the Date to join us to celebrate ordinations to the priesthood! https://www.maryscathedral.com/ ...

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Portland, OR
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12 July 2024
14 July 2024

Steubenville Northwest Youth Conference

High-schoolers are invited into a life-changing encounter with Christ. ...

All Day
Spokane, WA
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24 July 2024
28 July 2024

Ignite NW

High School students are invited to encounter the treasures of the Catholic faith!   ...

All Day
Portland, OR
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05 August 2024
08 August 2024

Quo Vadis Days 2024

The Archdiocese of Portland Office of Vocations invites discerning young men ages 15-18 to reflect on ...

All Day
Mount Angel, OR
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22 September 2024

Priesthood Sunday

Priesthood Sunday is a special day set aside to honor priesthood in the United States. It ...

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25 September 2024
05 October 2024

Pray with us on the Vocations Pilgrimage

You are invited to pray with the vocations pilgrims on an 11-day "Journey With The Saints." ...

All Day
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18 October 2024
20 October 2024

Monastic Discernment Retreat – October

The Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey invite you to their free discernment retreat, held at ...

All Day
Saint Benedict, 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.