The primary purpose of this office is to assist individuals who are discerning their personal vocation and state in life. This involves helping men in their preliminary and ongoing discernment of a vocation to the diocesan priesthood, as well as to assist women and men in their initial discernment of the call to the consecrated life.
Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood
Lord Jesus Christ, Shepherd of souls, who called the apostles to be fishers of men, raise up new apostles in your holy Church. Teach them that to serve you is to reign: to possess you is to possess all things. Kindle in the hearts of our people the fire of zeal for souls. Make them eager to spread your Kingdom upon earth. Grant them courage to follow you, who are the Way, the Truth and the Life; who lives and reigns for ever and ever.