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and Parish Religious Education

  • Covers Christian marriage, priesthood, and religious life

  • Creative skits, role playing, debate, and student materials

  • Original stories about saints in all vocations

  • Compelling lesson plans “teach teachers” about vocations
  • “Family Feature” spurs conversation about God’s call among parents and children.
FAITHvideo: Fr. Jozwiak's Vocation Story

The Rev. Richard Jozwiak was the featured speaker during the 2014 Dinner Banquet & Silent Auction to support seminarian education. Father Jozwiak has generously served the Diocese of Saginaw for more than 50 years. Retiring from active ministry in 2001, Father Jozwiak continues to minister to the faithful. He is currently the sacramental minister at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Vassar. In addition to his roles as parish priest and sacramental minister, Father Jozwiak served as director of the Office of Vocations for several years. He continues to lead pilgrimages to Rome, Italy and other holy sites helping people connect the Church today with the early martyrs.

Older Men Answering God's Call;Serving the Church through a “Second Vocation”

Canon Law 233 §1. The duty of fostering vocations rests with the entire Christian community so that the needs of the sacred ministry in the universal Church are provided for sufficiently. ...
​§2. Moreover, priests, and especially diocesan bishops, are to have concern that men of a more mature age who consider themselves called to the sacred ministries are prudently assisted in word and deed and duly prepared.

Pope Francis~

"No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people, in the experience of fraternal love. Did not Jesus say: “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (Jn 13:35)(1/15/14, Vocations)

"May the Church be a place of God’s mercy and hope, where all feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live according to the good life of the Gospel. And to make others feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged, the Church must be with doors wide open so that all may enter. And we must go out through these doors and proclaim the Gospel." (6/12/13)


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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops vocation video

"The Church continues to place the highest value on the work of priestly formation, because it is linked to the very mission of the Church, especially the evangelization of humanity: "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations" (Mt 28:19). (Program of Priestly Formation, Introduction)

We are all called by God to a vocation. Whether it is to a Priestly, religious, married or single life, God has a plan for you and is calling you by name. Christ said to his disciples and is saying to you, "Come, follow me."

If you feel you are being called, or know someone that is discerning God's path for their life, then explore the information provided here or contact your parish priest or vocation director!

Vocation Information