OFFICE OF PRIESTLY & RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
For over 150 years, men of courage and compassion have been responding to God’s call to diocesan priesthood in order to bring the Gospel message to faith communities throughout Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
This year, the Vocations Office, is once again inviting high school-aged young men to explore the possibility of a priestly vocation by spending a day with peers in a vibrant parish setting.
Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Pass the Word program, to be held Wednesday, February 24, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Church in Denton, MD and St. Benedict Church in Ridgely, MD. These churches are a part of the same parish and are 10 minutes away. Bishop Malooly, many of our priests and our 10 seminarians will spend the day with the invited participants sharing experiences of the missionary zeal that drives the priestly heart in the 21st century.
Most priests today often state that their willingness to discern a call first came from an adult who had the courage to invite them to explore it.
High School Age Gentlemen, if you would like to attend the 2020 Pass the Word program on February 24th, contact the Vocations Office, your pastor, campus minister, or fill out the registration form and From B below and email them to [email protected]
Take courage; Get up, Jesus is calling you! – Mark 10:49
A Prayer for Vocations:
Loving and Generous God,
it is You who call us by name
and ask us to follow You.
Help us to grow in the Love
and Service of our Church
as we experience it today.
Give us the energy and courage
of Your Spirit
to shape its future
Grant us faith-filled leaders
who will embrace Christ’s Mission
of love and justice.
Bless the Church of Wilmington
by raising up dedicated and generous leaders
from our families and friends
who will serve Your people as,
Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Deacons and Lay Ministers.
Inspire us to know You better
and open our hearts
to hear Your call.
We ask this through our Lord.
Pray for our Men Studying for the Diocesan Priesthood
+++ A Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood +++
_______ I will give you shepherds after my own heart. – Jeremiah 3:15 _______
VOCATIONS OFFICE STAFF
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