Contacting the Vocations Office

Providing resources and support to help you discern.

Starting the Conversation

Discernment is an adventure, but you need others that will help and support you along the way. That’s why it’s important to learn as much as you can, talk to others about their experiences, and reflect on your life up to this point in prayer. We’re here to help provide the resources you need to make the decision of whether or not the collar is right for you. Whether you’re just checking out your options, you’d like to talk to someone in person, or you think you’re ready, we’re here to help.

Pray for and connect with our seminarians

The seminarians daily lift up the faithful of the diocese in prayer. Consider “adopting” a seminarian to pray for daily throughout their formation. Please contact the vocation office if you would like to let one of the seminarians that you are praying for them directly.

Contact Us

Diocesan Website:

Address: 7800 Carousel Ln, Richmond, VA 23294

Phone: (804) 359-5661

Fax: (804) 358-9159

Contact the Office of Vocations

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Fr. Brian W. Capuano, Vicar for Vocations

Fr. Capuano grew up in Chester, Virginia and attended St. Ann Catholic Church in Colonial Heights. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. After graduation he served as a domestic missionary with NET Ministries, St. Paul, MN. Following a year of service, he worked at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Richmond, VA as an intern discerning priesthood. He was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Richmond in 2005 and attended St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD. He was ordained a priest in 2011 and served for one year at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, Virginia. He has served as the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Petersburg, VA since 2012.  Father Capuano began serving as the Vicar for Vocations in July 2019.

Fr. Nicholas E. Redmond, Associate Director and Promoter of Vocations

Father Nick Redmond was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. After attending Catholic grade school, he attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. He earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and Spanish from the University of Virginia, where he went on to earn a Master of Teaching in foreign language education two years later. Father Redmond taught Spanish at Albemarle High School in Charlottesville from 2002-2012. During his time at Albemarle, he worked as a referee for high school and college football and lacrosse and high school basketball. In the summer of 2011, God “smacked him upside the head” and made it clear that he should apply to seminary. Father Redmond was accepted by the Diocese of Richmond and studied at Theological College at the Catholic University of America in Washington from 2012-2018. Father Redmond was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Richmond by Bishop Barry C. Knestout on June 2, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Richmond. He served as a parochial vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, for one year. In July of 2019 he was appointed parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Petersburg and Associate Director & Promoter of Vocations.


Praying for Vocations

You can help by asking the Lord to send workers into His vineyard!

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