Welcome to Vocations Ministry!
This page serves as a resource for all: those discerning their vocation and those living out their vocation.
Current Vocation Events
Visit www.archsa.org/ vocations to check out all of the Vocations events coming up in our Archdiocese!
Come help the Archdiocesan Vocation Office build the culture of vocations!
This year the Synod of Bishops will convene in October to discuss the very important reality of Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. Here in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, we are celebrating the opening of this Synod with a 5K Walk and Run called the Discernment Dash! We will gather to pray and celebrate the life God has given us in the Church. We invite young adults, youth, families, parish groups, and other faith organizations to gather with us to pray for and raise awareness of vocations to serve God’s Church. We certainly welcome everyone who has ever felt called to serve as a priest, religious sister, or brother. But the Culture of Vocations is built by the whole Church, and all are invited to share this blessed day of prayer and pilgrimage.
We will have a group of competitive runners offering to God their run as an intercession for all in discernment, and we will have a group walking together in prayer – we call them our contemplatives. They will join Archbishop Gustavo and priests, religious, and consecrated persons from throughout the Archdiocese in a prayerful procession along the 5K course. We will start with Mass with Archbishop at Assumption Seminary and then make our way to Our Lady of the Lake University.
Join us and support the life and future of the Archdiocese through strengthening the vibrant Vocation Culture in South Texas.
Informational Quick Links…
…on Vocations in the Archdiocese of San Antonio
…on Other Vocation Information
If you have any questions relative to vocations or would like to be a part of the Vocation Ministry, feel free to contact Dean and Joan Schoppe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer to Discern One’s Vocation
God of wisdom and of counsel, You see in my heart a sincere desire to please You alone and to conform myself entirely to Your holy Will in the choice of my state in life. Grant me, I humbly implore You, by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, my Mother and my holy Patrons, the grace to know what state in life I should choose and to embrace it when known, in order that thus I may seek Your glory and increase it, work out my own salvation, and deserve the heavenly reward which You have promised to those who do Your holy Will. Amen.
Prayer for an Increase in Vocations
O Father, you desire all of us to be happy. Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many men and women. Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their talents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, and to His Holy Church.
May more men and women go forth as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters to bring the truths of our Catholic faith to all others so that soon they, too, may know You better and love You more… and serving You, be truly happy. Amen.