Only in Print: Summer Vocations Turn to Tech

At the Visitation Monastery in Bay Ridge, the nine nuns who live there make use of online services for virtual, online doctors’ appointments and to chat with candidates who are contemplating religious life.

The Harvest Is Rich, Pray for More Laborers

THIS SUNDAY MARKS the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The purpose of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest.”

Divinely Initiated and Totally Unmerited

A vocation is, like all graces, divinely initiated and totally unmerited. But as incarnate beings, vocations come to women and men in particular circumstances.

Revitalize Family Life to Foster Vocations

by Sean M. Suckiel

Promoting vocations to the priesthood, religious life, diaconate and married life must penetrate the life of the Church in the Diocese of Brooklyn at all levels. It is one of the most urgent tasks that the Church is facing today.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

Reawakening a Call to Vocations

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

This week, on the Feast of St. John Vianney, Aug. 4, the Diocese initiated the Year of Vocations: Reawakening the Call. In my letter to the priests announcing this year, I began by saying, “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest so that He may send laborers into His harvest.”

Msgr Joseph P. Calise

Everyone Receives a Divine Call from God

DURING HIS HOMILY at the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio announced a Year of Prayer for Vocations. I am sure that we can all understand the need for more priests, deacons and religious men and women. Our dwindling numbers have been a cause of concern for many years.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

An Outline for the Year of Vocations

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, This week, we celebrate the 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has chosen the theme, “The Missionary Dimension of Our Christian Calling.” He describes the theme in this way, “It is the summons to ‘go out from ourselves’ to hear the Lord’s voice, and the importance of the ecclesial community as the privileged place where God’s call is born, nourished and expressed.”

Everyone Plays Role in Encouraging Vocations

Promoting religious vocations is the responsibility of every baptized Catholic, said Rockville Centre Deacon Kevin McCormack when he addressed nearly 50 Brooklyn Diocesan parish vocation representatives in Bath Beach Nov. 13.