Holy Hours for Vocations. Have a special Holy Hour to pray for priestly and religious vocations.
Rosary for Vocations. During the rosary mention candidates by name.
Eucharistic Procession for Vocations. On the Feast of Corpus Christi, consider dedicating your Eucharistic procession to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Workshops for Altar Servers. Teach altar servers about vocational discernment.
Parish Discernment Groups. Small groups of boys or girls led by parish priest or sister, with help from parents, to help them understand vocations. Consider the Melchizedek Project
Collaboration with Boy Scout Troops. Scouting has long been a friend of vocation promotions. There is even a special camp at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the Boy Scout’s largest national High Adventure Base, for boys considering the priesthood.
Attend ordinations. Coordinate for confirmation students or youth groups to attend an ordination
Vocations Crucifix. In this program, a special crucifix is brought home by a different family each week. It is kept in a special place by the family, who prays each day for more vocations.
Celebrate ordination anniversaries. Honor parish priests and celebrate within the parish and school.
Support Seminarians. Send greeting cards to each seminarian at the beginning of a new semester, holidays, exam times, birthdays, ordinations, etc.
Vocation Director. Invite him to the parish for a weekend, for Mass and a meal with parish families.
Vocations library. Keep a special area of the church narthex stocked with vocation-related materials.
Poster/coloring/ essay/video contests. Organize a contest with a vocations theme for students.
Vocation stories. Invite priests to tell their vocation stories at parish events.
Web page. Create a page on your parish website with vocation information.
Share the SFPriest website! Share the url sfpriest.org on social media, and in your bulletin. Alternatively, you can share the image below, by ‘right-clicking’ and saving to your desktop. Then share on your parish social media networks. To download PDF versions for your parish bulletin click below: