Take courage; Get up, Jesus is calling you! – Mark 10:49


Vocations 2019 Poster 



Seminarian 2019

Pray for our Men

Studying for the Diocesan Priesthood

Michael PrestonPastoral Year

Brennan Ferris, Pastoral Year

Craig Kursinsky, Pastoral Year 

John Enemuo, Theology II

Mark Donohue, Pre-Theology II

Brooks Jensen, Pre-Theology II

James Gebhart, Theology I

Kevin Lilly, Junior, College Seminary

Peter Schirmer, Freshamn, College Seminary

College Seminary and Seton Hall 2019 Graduate was the University’s Valedictorian Speaker!

Pass the Word 2019                                     

A discernment day for young men in high school was held Tuesday, February 26 at St. Joseph Church, Cordova, MD & St. Benedict, Ridgely, MD



+++ A Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood +++

Heavenly Father, in every age, You call men
to serve at Your altar as Your priests
and servants of Your people to witness to the Gospel

 and to be like Your Son, the Great High Priest.
Through the intercession of St. Francis de Sales,
Patron Saint of the Diocese of Wilmington,
please grant our Diocese many good and holy priests;
Help me to discern what You want for my life,
and always give me the courage to say Yes to You.
May I not lose heart in considering my own weaknesses,
but be willing to answer Your call,
so You might fulfill your designs in me
and I might accomplish Your Holy Will. Amen.
Holy Mary, Mother of Priests, pray for us!
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us!
St. John Vianney, pray for us!

_______ I will give you shepherds after my own heart. – Jeremiah 3:15 _______

vocationsAre you being called to the priesthood or religious life?

Find out more about the priesthood: diocesanpriest.com

Find out more about the religious life: religiouslife.com

Let us help you to discover God’s plan for your life.

E-mail: [email protected] or Call us: (302) 573-3113 today!          


Very Rev. Norman P. Carroll, Director of Seminarians and the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations [email protected] 

Rev. Richard Jasper, Associate Director of Vocations


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (302) 573-3113

Mailing address: Office of Priestly & Religious Vocations, P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899-2030

Office Address: 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE