Contact Archdiocese of Portland Vocations

The Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Portland is committed to helping young men and women discern their vocation. We would be very happy to hear from you, and excited to help you discern where God is leading you in your life.

Please reach out at anytime to speak with the vocation director, or other staff in the Archdiocese of Portland.

“Feel free to contact me for help discerning God’s call.”
Fr. Peter Julia

Director of Vocations
TEL: (503) 233-8368

Office of Vocations
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

2838 E. Burnside St.
Portland, Oregon 97214
TEL: 503-233-8368

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.