Vocations - CALLED By NAME

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.

If you are interested in learning more or possible becoming a Priest visit www.heedthecall.org
Please Pray for Vocations Daily