Holy Orders

Has God called you to give your life for His Kingdom? To know this answer, you must understand your vocation.

What is a Vocation? In the simplest terms, “vocation” means a “call.” So, in general terms your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everybody is called by God to know, love and serve him. The difference is how each one does this. Individual vocations vary between being single, married, consecrated, religious or a priest. However, we usually use “Vocation” to mean a call to the consecrated, religious or priestly life. That is what we do on this website, but the principles and much of the advice are also applicable to the married and the single life. In the one life God gave you to live, you have one overriding purpose, to fulfill the will of God, because this is the key to your true destiny, eternal happiness. To investigate and to understand the Lord’s plan for you, never hesitate to speak with a priest or deacon of the parish. We have been through the process of discernment and can offer insightful support for your journey. Call the office for an appointment (619) 427-0230 or e-mail your pastor at [email protected] God gives each one of us a particular mission in life. As we grow and life progresses, he makes it known to us, usually in indirect ways, more as an invitation than an imposition.

For even more information about sisterhood, brotherhood or Holy Orders for priests and deacons, visit the Diocesan Vocations website.