Twenty high school men joined Bishop Malooly at St. Mary’s Seminary and University for the Diocese’s 17th Pass the Word program. They spent the day with priests and seminarians of the Diocese in prayer and reflection about the gift of a vocation to the priesthood. To read about the day, see The Dialog’s report.



CAS logoCome and Seek:  Recently featured in The Dialog, this is a monthly gathering for men interested learning more about the priesthood. Meet others who are considering answering the call and chat with Diocesan priests about their vocations.

Upcoming meetings:

  • September 17—Night at St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival. Meet at 6pm at the Wilmington Riverfront.
  • October 22
  • November 20
  • December 19—Christmas Trip and Dinner at Longwood Gardens. Meet at 5pm at St. John the Beloved

All meetings (unless otherwise noted) are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Vianney House at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Rd., Wilmington.

For more information call Father Christopher Coffiey at  (302) 239-7100, x24.



Bishop Malooly recently expanded the Diocese’s Vocations office by creating a team of priests to promote vocations, recruit potential seminarians, and aid in their discernment. For more information, read The Dialog’s report.

The Dialog/Mike Lang

The Dialog/Mike Lang

Vocations Office Staff

Father David Kelley
Director of Seminarians and the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations

Father Charles Dillingham
Associate Director for College and Post-College Vocations

Father Joseph McQuaide
Associate Director for High School Vocations

Father Jay McKee
Associate Director for Grade School Programming and General Vocations Awareness

Contact us at [email protected]


To visit the Diocese of Wilmington’s Vocations page, click here.