The Office of Vocations greets the new year with a brand-new web site! It's geared both toward the young men discerning their vocations, as well as ordinary Catholic who want to promote vocations within the archdiocese. You can read about seminarians, keep up-to-date about events, and request free materials.
Year for Consecrated Life
Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world. YCL began on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014. It will close on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. This is a time to celebrate the dedication of religious sisters and brothers throughout the world who have given their lives totally to Jesus.
Banner Year for Priestly Ordinations
In Summer 2015, ten men will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York. Now transitional deacons in their fourth year of theology, these men are busy practicing celebrating Mass and hearing confessions. It is a time of intense preparation, joy, and anticipation. Please pray for our future priests!
2015 Vocation Plan
The Office of Vocation is releasing a brand-new Vocation Plan this year. The four-point plan focuses on prayer, invitation, support, and education. The goal is to energize Vocation Committees in our 300+ parishes to take on the responsibility of promoting & encouraging vocations on the local level. Ask your pastor how you can become involved.