Evening at the Seminary 

April 6, 2020

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Registration will open in March 2020.

Until then, contact us if we can be of service to you.

ARCHDIOCESAN DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

May 3, 2019

We have three prayer intentions on this day:

  1. For an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life;

  2. For the right discernment of vocations; and

  3. For endurance in vocations already committed.

Check your parish for local events; if you're unable to attend, pray where you are!

ORDINATION

PRAYER VIGIL

May 10, 2019

Pray for the men who will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Toronto at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, 6pm-midnight. 

Witness the Rite of Ordination as four transitional deacons become priests for the Archdiocese of Toronto, 10am at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica.

ORDINATION TO THE 

HOLY PRIESTHOOD

May 11, 2019

Come & See Weekend 

October 23-25, 2020

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Registration will open in August 2020.

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Upcoming Vocations Events for Women

Please contact the Daughters of St. Paul directly to learn more about this event. 

"No matter who I am—single or married, young or old, man or woman, priest, nun or lay person—I should give God my whole self. I belong to him because he created me. He has full power over my life and my death. It is not out of fear that I should surrender, but from a passionate love for him who gave himself so passionately for me. Then I will enter into his resurrection, and he will continue to reveal his mysteries to me, slowly and gently, and the Holy Spirit will explain to me anything I do not understand." 

- Catherine Doherty

What is a vocation?

Our primary vocation is to holiness. Along the universal path of holiness to which we are all called, each of us also has the privilege of living out a particular vocation, a state of life, a way of making a total gift of self to God and His Creation: the Priesthood, Consecrated Religious Life, the Permanent Diaconate, Marriage, or Generous Single Life in Christ.

“Every vocation is about helping other people get to heaven.

One way to discern your particular vocation is to ask yourself,

‘Who does God want me to bring to heaven?’”

– Fr. Brett Brannen, To Save a Thousand Souls

"Hearing and following the voice of Christ the Good Shepherd means letting ourselves be attracted and guided by him, in consecration to him; it means allowing the Holy Spirit to draw us into this missionary dynamism, awakening within us the desire, the joy and the courage to offer our own lives in the service of the Kingdom of God."

- Pope Francis (read more of this Papal Document)

Secondary vocations,  or states of life, have the following characteristics: 

  • they are pre-ordained by God

  • they involve a permanent commitment

  • they are a way of making a total gift of self to serve God and others

Here's what Pope Francis says about permanence: 

it is the meaning of definitive. This is important for us, because we are living in a temporary culture: yes, this for a time and something else at another time... Will you marry? Yes, yes but while love lasts, then each one returns home once again... A boy — a bishop once told me — a young person, a young professional said to him: “I would like to become a priest, but only for 10 years”. The temporary is like this. We are afraid of what is permanent. And to choose a vocation, any vocation, also those vocational “states:” marriage, consecrated life, the priesthood, we must choose with a permanent outlook for life. And this is contrary to the culture of the temporary. It is a part of the culture which we are living today, and we must live it and overcome it.

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OFFICE OF VOCATIONS

611 Manning Avenue

Toronto, ON

M6G 2W1