a parish-based vocations program

Though we all share in the Universal Call to Holiness, God calls us to actively discern the particular state of life (vocation) He desires for us where our unique gifts and qualities can best be used. For many it is marriage, but for some it is a particular discipleship within the Priesthood, Religious or Consecrated Life, or the Permanent Diaconate.


The work of encouraging and fostering these vocations belongs to the entire Christian community. One avenue for this is the CALLED BY NAME program.


This program takes place in every region of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Materials are provided for participating parishes, and screened nominees are invited to attend a Vocations Reflection Day with information sessions on the priesthood, consecrated and religious life.

Please pray for the success of this program, and for open and responsive hearts willing to seriously discern God’s will in their lives.


We know that prayer changes things, so we are indebted to your daily prayer commitment for vocations. Let us know you're praying so that we can remember you in a monthly Mass celebrated by the Archdiocesan Director of Vocations.