Are you being called?

Jesus told His disciples," I came to serve, not to be served". A vocation is a call to serve. It is a profession, an urge, and a predisposition to undertake a certain type of work. It is a choice for which you are personally suited. The central question always is:" How best can I serve my God and others?" If you feel a calling to the married life, there are many Church ministries from which to choose. Many are in need of your service, as a Deacon, a Eucharistic Minister, a visitor to the sick and aged, or an usher. Whatever you choose, do something that serves others.

If you feel a calling to the priesthood or religious life, ask questions and talk to priests or religious. They can help you to know your vocation or career, or even your own true self. Above all, start with prayer. Whatever your vocation, if you are good at what you do, it is a gift from God. Only through prayer will you be able to recognize what vocation gift He wants to give you.

Books on vocations can be checked out at the church library. A listing of vocational books can be found HERE.

Pope John Paul II on his vocation

Heeding the Call

Fr. Daniel Kravatz
Mr. James Harper
Fr. Joe Ganser
Fr. Mark Searles
Sr. Patricia Luss, OSF: Vocation Story
Sr. Elizabeth Kovacs, SCC: Vocation Story
Fr. Allen J. Hoffa


The Newman Guide
Vision Magazine
"Fishers of Men" Video 18:18 min
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia
Allentown Diocese Vocations
Legionnaires of Christ
Institute of Religious Life


by Msgr. Murphy
Msgr. Murphy
Since Jesus first called the fisherman Simon Peter to become Peter the Apostle, "a fisher of men", Jesus has continued to call men and women to join him in the proclamation of His Good News. They have wondered about how the call came to them. Sometimes the call is a persistent thought that will not go away. Sometimes the call is a repeated invitation, by fellow parishioners, family, and friends, who see the gift of ministry in you. Sometimes it is a surprise, like when Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus. God continues the call to ministry, men and women of faith from every culture, education level, economic level, interests, and personality type. Could God be calling you to ministry in His church?

Upcoming Events

Vocation Holy Hour
Every First Friday Please join our parish family as we pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

All day Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins immediately after the 8:45 AM Mass.

The Vocation Holy Hour begins at 4:15 PM in the STM chapel.
This hour of prayer includes Eucharistic Adoration, Priesthood Rosary, Scripture reading, Homily, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Litany of Humility, Litany of the Sacred Heart, Vocation Prayers and Benediction.

Listen for God's call, he may be asking you to be a Priest.