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  • World Day of Prayer for Vocations is April 22, 2018: Good Shepherd Sunday

    O God, we earnestly beseech Thee to bless this Diocese with many priests who will gladly spend their entire lives to serve Thy Church and to make Thee known and loved.

    Bless our families. Bless our children. Choose from our homes those who are needed for Thy work.

    Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us and obtain for us numerous and holy priests. Amen.

    Do you know someone who would make a good priest? Please encourage them to contact Fr. Matthew Jones or Fr. Peter Van Lieshout, Co-Directors of Priesthood Vocation Awareness, today!

  • 24 Hours with the Lord: June 1-2, 2018

    Join this gathering of young adult Catholic men who have expressed interest in the priesthood and have been encouraged by their pastor, parish, family, and friends to pursue the call to the ordained priesthood.

    When: Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2

    Where: St. John Fisher College/Sacred Heart Cathedral, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

    Click here by Friday, May 25 to register and reserve your spot! Contact Mrs. Laurie McMahon with any questions by phone (585-328-3210 ext. 1327) or email

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  • Cultivating Priestly Vocations

  • Embracing the Call: A Series Following Diocesan Seminarians