We are all called to serve God and His Church in one way or another. This calling  is not just something we do, it is who God created us to be. We can never truly know who we really are without prayer and discernment.

If you have any questions about a vocation the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has a dedicated website on vocations which can be found HERE you can call the vocations office at (513) 421-3131 ext.2890 or email them at vocations@catholiccincinnati.org

Priestly Vocations: A Priestly vocation is a call to lay down one’s life in service to Christ’s faithful. He is called to be a sign of Christ’s enduring presence to the Church and to the World, to lead the people in prayer, to teach and to sanctify, and to assist the laity in living out their call to holiness. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, priests serve as pastors of parishes, teachers at high schools, seminary professors, chaplains at prisons and hospitals; and various other roles.

Permanent Diaconate: Permanent Deacons perform Ministries of the Word by proclaiming the Gospel at liturgy, catechetical instruction and evangelization. They often have a high visibility in the local church community as a result of the Ministries of the Liturgy which they undertake — Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and assisting at Sunday Eucharist. The Permanent Diaconate is truly a blessing to the church and to our local communities and continues to grow and thrive with the help of the Lord

Religious Life: In Religious Life, one responds to God’s call to holiness and mission by joining others in community living and service to the people of God. Religious make vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, living the values articulated in the Congregation’s Constitution. They live a life of prayer and of sharing resources and efforts with those in need. Working with the poor is often a priority. they are known as contemplative apostolic Sisters/Brothers.

All of the information above can be found at http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ministries-offices/vocations/

If you would like to learn more on a vocation we have provided a link for them below.