Vocations

Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas J. Lucia has declared a Year of Vocations beginning Nov. 14, 2020. He has declared the year under patronage of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. This page is full of resources for those considering a vocation and those who wish to help.

Nov. 1-7, 2020 is National Vocation Awareness Week. Let us unite in prayer for those who are discerning a call to imitate the humility of Christ as religious brothers, sisters, priests or deacons. Do you feel God is offering you the grace of a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life? Call Fr. Jason Hage at the Office of Vocation Promotion: 315-470-1468.

Visit the Office of Vocation Promotion website here.

Watch video testimonies of ordained priests here.

Are you being called to be a priest? Ask yourself these questions.

Prayer tools for discernment.

Frequently asked questions about the priesthood.

Want to talk with a priest? Here are more ways you can contact a priest in the diocese.

What can everyone else do? Fr. Hage asks in The Catholic Sun for “you to consider joining our team of ‘Prayer Advocates‘ for the Office of Vocation Promotion. All you would have to do is offer a Holy Hour or Rosary or sacrifices/fasting on a regular basis for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese. If all of us commit to this corporate act of prayer, that means we will be constantly storming heaven as a diocesan community for this special intention. I am convinced that this kind of spiritual endeavor will have a lasting impact on the future of our diocese.”