Vocations

In choosing any way of life, there are some questions to ask: Do I have a desire for it? Do I experience a call from God? Do I recognize the events of my life as fitting a pattern and pointing to a certain life’s choice?

Here you will find information about recognizing and responding to God’s call, the vocations to priesthood consecrated life and increasing vocational awareness in your home and parish. It is our hope that whatever information or insights you gain from this site, you will bring them to prayer, for it is in prayer that the specifics of God’s call will become clear to you.

Vocation Posts and News

 

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Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment

Salt + Light TV has organized a National Youth Forum in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the theme “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment” which will be broadcast on October 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm in English and at 9 pm in French. This televised forum includes the participation of Pope Francis in a video message addressed to young […]

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Congratulations Father Stephen!

Congratulations to Reverend Stephen Joseph Bruzzese on his ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood. Father Stephen Bruzzese was ordained by the Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, Bishop of St. Catharines on May 20th at the Cathedral of St. Catherine. Father Stephen’s ordination is a joyful event for our diocese. May God bless him in his ministry and may his labor bear […]

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Pray the Rosary for our priests!

Sunday, May 7 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations, when Catholics around the globe are asked to intercede for more priests and religious sisters and brothers. There will be a Holy Hour at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria from 3 – 4 pm. Please support the Serra Club, which is an organization of men and women who […]

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Ordination to the Holy Order of Priesthood

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30am, Stephen Joseph Bruzzese will be ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood by the Most Reverend Gerard Bergie, Bishop of Saint Catharines. From that day forward they will be able to bring healing and comfort in the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, they will be able to forgive and wash away even the […]

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Road to priesthood started with a simple question

When he was an altar server as a boy, Deacon Matthew McCarthy remembers his parish priest entering the sacristy before Mass and in a thick Maltese accent often asking the same question. “He would say, ‘So how is my future priest?’ ” said McCarthy. “I was only eight or nine years old so the question didn’t really mean a lot […]

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