Diocesan Vocations Guild (DVG)

Priesthood Sunday cropped

Thank a Priest on Priesthood Sunday.

Priesthood Sunday is the last Sunday in September. It is a time to show appreciation to our parish priests for all that they do for us. Is there a better way to say “thank-you” than to remember Father in prayer? The Diocesan Vocations Guild invites you to commit to praying for your parish priest, seminarian, or our Bishop. Then click on the spiritual bouquet certificate below, print it out, fill it out, and present it to your priest on Priesthood Sunday, or anytime of year!

Click here for the Priesthood Sunday Spiritual Bouquet Certificate

Parish activities and tips are available at PriestSunday.org

Visit the Diocese of Wilmington’s Vocations Page at cdow.org/Vocations


Colored Logo

Diocesan Vocations Guild (DVG)

A group of men and women from various parishes in the Diocese of Wilmington who…

•Pray for and promote vocations to the priesthood, deaconate and religious life,

•Affirm the work of priests, deacons and religious through programs that show love, respect and gratitude to those who have accepted the vocation call,

•Grow spirituality through prayer and learning.

The Diocesan Vocations Guild was formed in September 2011 with the merger of The Diocesan Vocations Prayer Guild (formerly known as the Diocese of Wilmington Mothers’ Guild) and the Diocese of Wilmington Serra Club In-formation. The Diocesan Vocations Guild is open to Catholics from within or with ties to the Diocese of Wilmington who pray for, encourage and support the bishop, priests, religious and seminarians of the diocese.  The objectives of the Guild are achieved through prayer, service and the affirmation of the importance of the priesthood and the religious life to the mission of the diocese.

Some of the events and projects that the Diocesan Vocations Guild will hold and/or sponsor include Priesthood Sunday campaign, Christmas luncheon for priests and seminarians, ushering and hosting a reception at diocesan ordinations. Lenten afternoon of reflection, and Vocations Awareness Week drawing contest for children in grades 1 through 4 in diocesan schools and religious education programs have also been sponsored in the past.

The group meets in Newark, Delaware on the second Saturday of most months at 9:30 a.m. from September through June. Most meetings are held at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence on Salem Church Road. Please email [email protected] to confirm meeting date and time.

There are two types of membership: Active and Auxiliary.  Active members are involved in many aspects of the Guild’s work.  Auxiliary members support the mission of the Guild through prayer and any other way they are able.  Yearly dues are $20.00 for individuals or married couples.

For more information, or to be put on the mailing list for notification of upcoming meetings and other events, contact: •Bob Krebs at 302-573-3116 or [email protected]