Vocations Office

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for the harvest.” – Jesus

 
 ARE YOU CALLED? 1

The mission of the Vocations Office is the ecclesial, decisive commitment of every member of the Diocese of San Jose to pray, call, and lead our young people to a free, loving, and Christian response to the Call of God.

The Vocations Office helps individuals discern a vocation to ordained or vowed service to the Church, supports those who are exploring this call, provides training and education to those pursuing their vocations, and organizes retreats, resources, and events to promote and pray for vocations.

QUICK LINKS:
COMING UP SOON:
 
 Info about Upcoming Diaconate Ordination
11/3/18, 10:00 am  
 Info about upcoming  Discernment Day for Women November 10, 2018  
ARCHIVE:
 Info about upcoming Ordination to the Priesthood June 2
& Prayer Vigil June 1
 
 Stream the Priestly Ordination
6/2/18, 9:30 am  
 QUO VADIS
Retreat for Teen Men
7/8-7/11 

 

THE CALL OF A LIFETIME
 
 

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 PHOTOS & MEDIA 

 EN ESPAÑOL 2

 CALENDAR & NEWS
 
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 MEET OUR SEMINARIANS
 
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 PRAY FOR VOCATIONS 
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 DISCERN: Discover your Vocation 
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 INVITE AND ENCOURAGE DISCERNMENT 
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 PRIESTHOOD FAQs 
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 CONSECRATED LIFE: MEN & WOMEN 
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 HOLY MATRIMONY 
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 PERMANENT DIACONATE 
Permanent Deacon

 


Greetings from Bishop Patrick J. McGrath

Bishop McGrath

To be called to the Priesthood in this day and age is both a gift and a challenge. It requires a generous heart, an open mind, and a very courageous spirit.

A priestly vocation is not a gift that is given merely to enrich and better one’s own self, but rather a gift that is given with the responsibility and the expectation that the gift will be shared with others.

“Friendship with Jesus Christ should be the most profound and ultimate motive that gives one courage to become a priest.”  —Walter Kasper