Diocese of Syracuse Bishop Douglas J. Lucia 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.

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.

St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church will hold its next Holy Hour for Vocations on Monday, May 17 from 7-8 p.m.

family rosary for vocations

The Syracuse Diocese is posting personal testimony videos on calls to holiness via its Facebook page and YouTube. Look for the #YearOfVocations hashtag on the video page every Friday. Here is one from March 12 featuring Mike Huynh that touches on the value of listening to hear what God wants you to do.


Women’s discernment group…FIAT! – The Office of Vocation Promotion is pleased to announce the formation of a brand new online discernment group for women. This group is open to all women (18-40ish) in our diocese discerning a vocation to consecrated life, married life, and single life. This outreach is sponsored by the Syracuse Office of Vocation Promotion. The co-facilitators of this new group are Alyson Radford and Melissa Buttner. Email vocations@syrdio.org for more information as well as the Zoom info. The first meeting will be Sunday, March 7th at 7 p.m.

Online Men’s Discernment Group – Father Jason Hage will continue to facilitate the online discernment group over Zoom for young men between the ages of 18 and 35. If you know of a young man who may be discerning the priesthood or religious life and would benefit from this group, please email JHage@syrdio.org. They will be sent a personal invitation to join the group with all of the Zoom info. The Spring meeting dates are as follows: Monday, March 8; Monday, April 12; and Monday, May 10.

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.”