Vocation Events

January 2021
21 January 2021

Melchizedek Project

The Melchizedek Project educates and inspires Catholic students to consider a vocation to priesthood.  It helps ...

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Christ the King Parish, Milwaukie, Oregon
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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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13 February 2021
14 February 2021

Women’s Virtual Discernment Retreat

The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist invite you to join them on their ...

8:00 am - 12:00 am
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14 February 2021

Women’s Virtual Discernment Retreat

The Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist invite you to join them on their ...

12:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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April 2021
11 April 2021

Spring Seminarian Dinner with Archbishop

Please pray for Archbishop Sample and our seminarians as they take an opportunity to share and ...

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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25 April 2021

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Let pray for vocations!  For ways to highlight vocations and the universal call to holiness in ...

All Day
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25 April 2021

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Let pray for vocations!  For ways to highlight vocations and the universal call to holiness in ...

All Day
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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.