How You Can Help

Promoting Vocations is the Job of Every Catholic

“Let us be quite frank: the ability to cultivate vocations to the priesthood and the religious life is a sure sign of the health of a local Church. There is no room for complacency in this regard. God continues to call young people; it is up to all of us to encourage a generous and free response to that call.”

– Pope Benedict XVI, April 2008

You can help promote vocations in the Diocese of Youngstown! Some things you can do:

  • Read through the information in this section of the website (see the links in the side navigation bar.)
  • Pray for vocations in the Diocese and encourage others to do so.
  • Help with financial support of the Diocese and Vocation Office.
  • Encourage young men and women to live as faithful Catholics, and invite them to thoughtfully discern their vocations, whatever God may be calling them to do.

Useful Resources from Other Websites

2012 Guidelines for Promoting Priestly Vocations

Prayers for Vocations – from the U.S. Bishops

Important Events

National Vocation Awareness Week – the week of November 2, 2014 (see more info at

Priesthood Sunday – October 26, 2014 (See more info at