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.
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. Materials for community prayers are available for order online at https://www.vianneyvocations.com/store/products/world-day-of-prayer-for-vocations/bulletin-insert-for-world-day-of-prayer-for-vocations/. Pope Francis’ message […]
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 […]
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 […]
The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD) is launching a national survey that has never been done before in Canada. Starting March 17, NAVFD is sending out questionnaires to all major superiors and provincial superiors of religious congregations operating in Canada. Information gathered from this survey will lay the foundations of a research study on the state of […]
You are invited to Mount Carmel Monastery in Niagara Falls on the second Sunday of each month to explore Carmelite spirituality, a trusted path to get closer to God, in a friendly, informal atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The day begins with Mass at 2:00 pm and ends around 5:00 pm. A presentation and discussion on Carmelite spirituality (around 3:00pm) follows […]