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UPCOMING EVENTS

Men’s Discernment Group
Meets monthly
Please contact the Vocations Office for more information

Ordination to the Diaconate
November 3, 2018 | St. Victor Parish
See website

Young Adult Women’s Discernment Day
November 10, 2018 | Poor Clare Colettines, Los Altos Hills
See Retreat Website

Diocese of San Jose Discernment Retreat for Men
February 8-10, 2019 | Santa Clara, CA
See Retreat Website

Convent Hop/Nun Run:
A Discernment Weekend for Women
TBA 2019 | South Bay Area
See Retreat Website

40 Hours for the Lord:
Eucharistic Adoration Prayer for Vocations
May 3-5, 2019 | Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara
www.dsj.org/40Hours

REVS vs. SEMS Basketball Challenge
May 10, 2019 | St. Francis High School, Mountain View
www.dsj.org/basketball

Ordination to the Diaconate
May 18, 2019 | TBA
See website

Ordination to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ
June 1, 2019 | TBA
See website

Quo Vadis Retreat for Teen Men
TBA 2019 – July 7
 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
www.dsj.org/QuoVadis

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 28, 2018 | National Priesthood Sunday

November 3, 2018 | Ordination to the Diaconate
St. Victor Parish, San Jose

November 4-10, 2018 | National Vocations Awareness Week

November 10, 2018 | Day Retreat for Young Adult Women
Poor Clare Monastery, Los Altos Hills, CA

TBASaints in the City Banquet

February 8-10, 2019 | San Jose Diocese Men’s Discernment Retreat

February 3 | World Day for Consecrated Life

May 3-5| 40 Hours for the Lord: Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara

May 12, 2019 | World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 10 | REVS vs SEMS Basketball Game
St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

May 18, 2019 | Ordination to the Diaconate

June 1, 2019 | Ordination to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ


PROMOTING VOCATIONS:

RESOURCES FOR PARISHES & SCHOOLS

 

“THE CALL OF A LIFETIME” VOCATIONS VIDEO

Youtube: Teaser TrailerFull Video
Direct Download: Teaser TrailerFull Video

“The Call of a Lifetime” Teaser Trailer:

“The Call of a Lifetime” Full Video:

 

SEMINARIAN VIDEOS:

Video series by our seminarians – pray for them each day of the week!

NATIONAL VOCATIONS AWARENESS WEEK: Links

USCCB Website for NVAW | Resources by Vianney Vocations | Compilation of Vocations Videos (Serra)

PREACHING ON VOCATIONS:
Homily Ideas from 2017 National Vocations Awareness Week (English and some Spanish)
PARISH/SCHOOL RESOURCE PAGE:
Printable sheet of 2017 NVAW Resources for Diocese of San Jose parishes and schools
BULLETIN BLURB:

In 15 years, 45 San Jose priests will retire. That means we need 3 new priests every year and a total of 25 seminarians over the next 15 years. We have 7 seminarians. It will take intentional PRAYER, TEACHING, and INVITATION. Will you pray for, encourage, or accompany young people in your life to help them discover and fulfill their Vocation? Are YOU considering a Vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life? Go to www.dsj.org/Vocations and facebook.com/DSJVocations for tools to discern and foster religious Vocations in the Church.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL:

For young people in our community that they may respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits if the Lord calls them to the priesthood, diaconate, or consecrated life. We pray to the Lord…

For men and women to be open to God’s call to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ as priests, deacons, or consecrated persons. We pray to the Lord…

VOCATIONS GENERAL INTERCESSIONS:

First Sunday of Advent to Feast of Christ the King
Year A: PDF | Word Doc
Year B:  | PDF | Word Doc
Year C: PDF | Word Doc 

WEEKLY PRAYER CALENDAR

(use throughout the year):

SUNDAY: Deacons John Hoang, Victor Trinidad & Families
MONDAY: Angelbert Chikere, Robain Lamba & Retired priests
TUESDAY: Manuel Barrios, Joseph Nguyen & Active priests
WEDNESDAY: Robert Lamorena, Ryan Mau & Seminarians
THURSDAY: Duy Nguyen & Bishops
FRIDAY: Tony Famave & Deceased priests
SATURDAY: Joseph Tran & Discerning men

DIOCESAN PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS:

Heavenly Father,
Your divine Son taught us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His vineyard.
We earnestly beg You to bless our parish, our school, and our Diocese with many more priests, religious, and lay faithful who will know you intimately, love You fervently, and serve You joyfully through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
We pray that you continuously call our young people to a living encounter with your Son
in the Word and Eucharist, that they might be made worthy ministers of your Holy Catholic Church.
Strengthen them with the support of their parents, teachers, and friends on earth and all the angels and saints in heaven.
May the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, intercede for us that we might listen to the Word and act on it.
We ask this in through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St. Joseph, Patron of our Diocese, pray for us!

Click to download image

of this prayer

for printing in bulletin

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS:

Vocations Videos(Collection of videos on Vocations for all age groups – show and discuss in a classroom or school assembly)

Role of Teachers(Quick Reference Guide on Vocations)

Vocations Curriculum (Free): “To Make God Known, Loved, and Served”(K-8)

Collection of Vocations Lesson Plans(USCCB)

MORE RESOURCES FOR PARISHES AND SCHOOLS:

DSJ Vocations Parish/School Resource page

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Do you enjoy hanging out with priest, religious, seminarians, teens, and/or families?  Would you like to help the next generation discover their vocation?

We are in need of volunteers for a wide variety of events throughout the year.  No experience or specific skills required, just a joyful zeal to serve!  Volunteer opportunities include Saints in the City, Faith Formation Conference, REVS vs. SEMS40 Hours Prayer for Vocations, retreats, smaller meetings/events, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering at any of our events, please sign up at http://j.mp/dsjvpray to receive more information.

 


SEMINARIAN UPDATE

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for our seminarians!

For latest updates about our seminarians visit:

Meet Our Seminarians page for seminarian bios, ordinations & other major news.
Stay connected on social media @DSJVocations Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


REVS vs. SEMS

12th ANNUAL REVS vs. SEMS: May 12, 2018

Going on its 12th year, REVS vs. SEMS is a fun night for families and friends to cheer on their favorite priests and seminarians in an epic basketball game.

The 2018 game will be held in May to accomodate schedules for participating dioceses.  Check back for updates Fall 2017! www.dsj.org/basketball

11th ANNUAL REVS vs. SEMS: February 3, 2017

Thank you Immaculate Heart Radio for broadcasting the game and to Nic Scott and Jerry Usher from Vocation Boom! for announcing!  Check out www.dsj.org/basketball for the audio broadcast, photos, and player info.

REVS vs. SEMS 2016: 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS

More than 1,700 fans gathered and saw a thrilling contest that lasted two overtimes before being decided with the Sems winning 46-43 for the 10th Annual Revs Sems Basketball Challenge. All proceeds benefit the seminarian summer formation.
View photos of the game here. Video series here.


 PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!

Would you join us in in praying for young men and women discerning their vocation?  Let us pray for peace, clarity, confidence, trust and faith for these young people.  Our Lord did promise us that if we all agreed on a prayer, it would be granted (Matt 18:19).  Let’s ask “the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Matt 9:38).

If you would like to add your name to a list of those who will commit to praying for and with these young men and women, please add your name to j.mp/dsjvpray

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VOCATIONS POSTERS

Keep an eye out for these at your parish:

ENGLISH:

English Seminarian Poster:
PDF (medium quality) | PNG 
English Seminarian Tear-off Card:
PDF | PNG
English Seminarian Tear-off Cards – Back:
PDF | PNG

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SPANISH


Spanish Seminarian Poster:
PDF (medium quality) | PNG
Spanish Seminarian Tear-off Cards – Front:
PDF | PNG
Spanish Seminarian Tear-off Cards – Back:
PDF | PNG

 

 


 SOCIAL MEDIA

facebookFACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/dsjvocations

twitterTWITTER

www.twitter.com/dsjvocations

 


EVENT ARCHIVE

2018

February 4, 2018 | World Day for Consecrated Life

February 16-18, 2018 | Diocese of San Jose Discernment Retreat for Men

March 2, 2018 | 5th Grade Spring Field Trip to St. Patrick’s Seminary
(Please contact the Vocations Office for more information)

March 23-25, 2018 | Nun Run/Convent Hop: A Discernment Weekend for Women

April 20 – 22, 2018 | 40 Hours Prayer for Vocations
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara

April 22, 2018 | World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May 12, 2018 | Revs vs Sems Basketball Challenge
Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose

June 2, 2018 | Ordination to the Priesthood
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

July 8-11, 2018 | Quo Vadis Retreat (incoming 10th – 12th grade boys)

2017

Jan 27 – 29, 2017 | Discernment Retreat for Men
St. Patrick’s Seminary

February 3 | Revs vs Sems Basketball Challenge
SCU Leavey Center

February 5 | World Day for Consecrated Life

March 17 | Spring 5th Grade Field Trip to Seminary
St. Patrick’s Seminary

April 22, 2017 | Diaconate Ordinations
St. Pius Church, Redwood City

October 21 | Day Retreat for Young Adult Women

October 29 | National Priesthood Sunday

November 3 | Saints in the City Banquet

November 5-11 | National Vocations Awareness Week

November 17 | 5th Grade Fall Field Trip to St. Patrick’s Seminary
(Please contact the Vocations Office for more information)

2016 ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE

On May 14, 2016, seminarians Gabriel Lee and Khoa Vu became transitional deacons in one of the final steps they take before being ordained priests for the Diocese of San Jose. They were ordained with Deacon Charles Corbalis, Deacon Ray Gans, Deacon Sunny Offorjebe, and Deacon Greg Ortiz, who are now permanent deacons for the Diocese. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.

[Read the Valley Catholic’s interview of our deacons here]

View photos of the Diaconate Ordination Mass:
DSJ Vocations Flickr
Jen Vazquez Photography

May 5 – 7, 2017 | 40 Hours Prayer for Vocations
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara

May 7, 2017 | World Day of Prayer for Vocations

June 3, 2017 | Priestly Ordinations
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

June 26 – 28 | Quo Vadis Retreat (incoming 9th – 12th grade boys)

2016

December 1-3, 2016 | Faith Formation Conference & National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)

November 21 Discernment Day for Young Adult Women

November 18 | Fall 5th Grade Field Trip to Seminary, St. Patrick’s Seminary

November 10, 2016 | Saints in the City 2016: Banquet and Keynote

November 6-12, 2016National Vocations Awareness Week

October 30, 2016 | Priesthood Sunday

40 Hours for the Lord: Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations

Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2015
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara, CA
www.dsj.org/40hours
Photos

5th Grade Field Trips to the Seminary 

Monday, April 11, 2016 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park | Photos

Monday, November 9, 2015 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park | Photos
Monday, April 20, 2015 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
Read about the “Best Field Trip Ever” in the May 12th, 2015 edition of the Valley Catholic

Revs vs Sems 10th Annual Basketball Challenge

February 19, 2016 | Santa Clara University Leavey Center—

Discernment Retreat for Men

January 15-17, 2016 | St. Patrick’s Seminary & University

2015

Saints in the City

November 5, 2015 |  St. Martin’s, Sunnyvale
Dinner honoring young disciples in the Diocese of San Jose
Listen to testimonies given at the dinner:
Molly Bonini, recipient of the Kecharitomene Award
Mrs. Joan Schenck, recipient of the St. John the Baptist Award
November 5, 2015 |  St. Martin’s, Sunnyvale
Keynote Presentation by Mark Hart, Vice President of LifeTeen International
Listen to Mark Hart’s Presentation: Diamonds in the Rough, Mark Hart
Knowing the Will of GodSpiritual Tools in Discerning Marriage or Consecrated Life for Young Adult Women
November 21, 2015 | Poor Clare Monastery, Los Altos HillsBack to main Vocations Office Page (6)Top of Page