Parish Resources

Vocation Office Playbook

Download the most current version of the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood PLAYBOOK!


Called By Name

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 ...
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Participate in our Basketball Outreach Program

The Seminarian Basketball Outreach team is available to come and play your CYO high school players and/or your CYO coaches! These games are always a lot of fun – you can invite families and parishioners of all ages to come watch. During game intermission the seminarians give a dynamic program where they share their vocation ...
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Parish General Intercession Ideas

Just one of many suggested intercessionary prayers for use in the Mass: "For our Archdiocese, that God will abundantly bless our bishops, priests, religious and laity, we pray to the Lord". Read more suggestions.


Parish Level Ideas for Vocation Awareness

The Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood offers parishes a guide to promoting and encouraging vocations. Below is a small sampling of several ways you can support vocations within the parish.


Vocation Vocabulary

Words commonly used in discussing vocational discernment


Promoting Vocation Awareness

Here are several ways you can support vocations in the classroom and allow students to consider the vocation God has for them.