Called By Name

Share the Call !

In the Fall of 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will implement a vocation promotion initiative.  “CALLED BY NAME” is a program that invites men, 16 years of age or older, to consider a vocation as a priest. This program has been recommended by the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Vocations in their document A Future Full of Hope: a National Strategy for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life for the Archdioceses and Dioceses of the United States.

At the heart of this program is the belief that all of us share a common calling through Baptism, to which we are invited to respond in a variety of ways – marriage, single life, consecrated life and ordained ministry.  The CALLED BY NAME process focuses on priesthood in calling forth men to consider this vocation.

Parishioners throughout the diocese are encouraged to consider who in our midst might serve well as a priest and submit their names during weekend liturgies.  There are many good prospective priests who are simply waiting to be asked.

Fear Not.

I have redeemed you.

I have called you by name.

You are mine

Isaiah 43:1

The following qualities are desirable in persons identified as potential candidates:

  • A person of prayer who loves the Lord
  • A person who is actively involved in the life of the Church
  • A person who is successful in life, including school, work, and relationships
  • A “people person”
  • A person with personal integrity, honesty, generosity

 

How does the CALLED BY NAME initiative work?  Parishioners will be invited to submit names of potential candidates from their respective parishes.  Upon approval of the parish staff, persons nominated will be invited to an upcoming discernment event. Participants will learn about the priesthood which the Church is inviting them to discern and will have the opportunity to seek answers to their questions and be invited to explore the discernment process further.

The CALLED BY NAME program is an ambitious undertaking which holds great promise for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Many dioceses have had success with this program in response to the invitation from their parish and diocesan Vocation Office. It remains so very important that we actively support and promote a future generation of priests to serve a growing Church, hungering for Christ in the Eucharist.

God continues to call people to serve Him in our world today.  The faithful have a responsibility to help identify and invite those called.  Please pray for the success of this initiative and consider whom in our midst God might be calling to serve.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Stephen P. DeLacy

Director of Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood

Resources

Complete Called By Name’ Program Packet Paquete Completo Del programa Llamado por Su Nombre
  • pdficon_small Called By NameProgram Packet
  • Called By Name Brochure Folleto Llamado Por Su Nombre
  • pdficon_small Called By Name Brochure - front with trim marks
  • pdficon_small Llamado por Su Nombre- frente del folleto
  • pdficon_small Called By Name Brochure - back with trim marks
  • pdficon_small Llamado por Su Nombre- parte trasera del folleto
  • pdficon_small Called By Name Brochure (less trim marks and cropped - PDF includes brochure front and back as one file)
  • Parish Vocation Coordinator Registration Form Coordinador de Vocaciones De la Parroquia Formulario de Registro
  • pdficon_small Parish Vocation Coordinator Registration Form
  • Templates and Samples Plantillas y muestras
  • pdficon_small Prayers of the Faithful
  • pdficon_small Vocation Prayer Card
  • pdficon_small Oracion por las vocaciones
  • pdficon_small Response Card Template - Front
  • pdficon_small Plantilla de tarjeta de respuesta - frente
  • pdficon_small Response Card Template - Back
  • pdficon_small Plantilla de tarjeta de respuesta - Volver
  • pdficon_small Implementing Called by Name Program
  • pdficon_small Called By Name Timeline
  • pdficon_small Talking Points
  • pdficon_small SamplePastors-Letter
  • pdficon_small Follow-up Phone Script
  • pdficon_small Parish Nomination Recommendation Form
  • Logos Logos
  • Called By Name Logo 1
  • Llamado por Su Nombre Logo 1
  • Called By Name Logo 2
  • Llamado por Su Nombre Logo 2
  • Called By Name Logo 3
  • Llamado por Su Nombre Logo 3
  • Called By Name Logo 4
  • Llamado por Su Nombre Logo 4
  • Called By Name Logo 5
  • Llamado por Su Nombre Logo 5
  • Called By Name Logo 6
  • Llamado por Su Nombre Logo6
  • Bulletin Inserts Anuncios
  • Called By Name Bulletin Insert Week One (October 25) - A
  • Anuncio Semana 1 Folleto Llamado por Su Nombre (Octubre 25) - A
  • Called By Name Bulletin Insert Week One (October 25) - B
  • Anuncio Semana 1 Folleto Llamado por Su Nombre (Octubre 25) - B
  • Called By Name Bulletin Insert Week Two (November 1) - A
  • Anuncio Semana 2 Folleto Llamado por Su Nombre (Noviembre 1) - A
  • Called By Name Bulletin Insert Week Two (November 1) - B
  • Anuncio Semana 2 Folleto Llamado por Su Nombre (Noviembre 1) - B
  • Called By Name Bulletin Insert Week Three (November 8)
  • Anuncio Semana 3 Folleto Llamado por Su Nombre (Noviembre 8)
  • Called By Name Bulletin Insert Week Four (November 15)
  • Anuncio Semana 4 Folleto Llamado por Su Nombre (Noviembre 15)
  • To download the Called By Name Logos and Bulletin PNG Inserts:

    1) Left click once to open the file. Once opened, move the mouse over the image and click and hold. While holding, simply drag and drop the image to the desktop and release the button. The image will automatically be downloaded to the desktop and can be imported into bulletin.
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    2) Left click once to open the file. Move the mouse over the image. “Right Click” or “Command-Click” then choose “Save Image As…” Navigate to the location where you want to save the file on you computer. Then press “Save” – The image will now be saved to your computer and is ready to import into bulletin.