Who is God calling you to be?

The Lord has a plan for every person’s life! Over time, through prayer and reflection, the Lord begins to reveal this plan quietly in the depths of your heart.

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Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office for Vocations

Do you hear the Lord calling out to you to serve His Church? Do you wonder if God has something more planned for your life? The Office of Vocations is here to help you hear the Lord’s call – and to respond with a generous heart. So, put out into the deep, and get ready for an amazing new life.

Am I Called? Meet our Seminarians

Blessings of the Priesthood

When discerning a call to the priesthood, the big question people have is: “Will I be happy?” Find out the joys of the priestly life here.

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Seminary Life

The seminary’s primary goal is to enable a young man to grow in discipleship with the Lord so as to best discern God’s will for his life.

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Discernment Events

Want to find out more about where the Lord might be leading you? Check out a discernment event near you and get the help you need!

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Praying for Vocations

Every Catholic can help the Church by praying for more men to consider the priesthood! This prayer is so important for our mission.

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Discerning the priesthood looks different for each person.

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