“Here I am, send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest.  Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God’s call using the words of the prophet, “Here I am, send me” (Is 6:8).  This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.

For more information on the sacrament of Holy Orders, go to http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/holy-orders/index.cfm


Holy Family supports prayerful discernment for those seeking to become a member of the clergy (Deacon or Priest) other religious vocation. To aid in more intentional prayers, Holy Family offers the loan of a special Vocations Cup that helps direct and focus a prayerful attitude for a period of time. For more information, visit our Vocations page.

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