ST. PIUS X VOCATION MINISTRY . MISSION STATEMENT
All vocations contribute to the life of the church. Our primary vocation is to live a life of holiness and to become saints.
Pope Francis stated at the 51st World Day of Prayer for Vocations, “No vocation is born of itself or lives for itself. Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.”
The MISSION of the St. Pius X Vocation Ministry is three-fold:
FIRST, to foster vocations through prayer and worship by helping parishioners, especially our youth, discern God’s will for their specific vocation, whether it be to the priesthood, diaconate, consecrated religious life, married or single life.
SECOND, to create and sustain an atmosphere of vocation consciousness among all members of our parish through education and print materials, fellowship and service programs.
THIRD, to affirm our pastor and deacons with continuous prayer support for their dedicated lives of service to God’s people.
We place an emphasis on supporting and nurturing people seeking the ordained ministry and religious life. We realize that the discernment of a religious vocation is between God and the person. We cannot manufacture vocations but we can:
Offer continuous prayer for vocations and for our pastor and deacons.
Spread the view that a vocation is a calling from God for a total commitment to serve his people.
Raise awareness of the need for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.
Invite people, especially parents, grandparents and teachers who may see the spark of a vocation in a young person, to encourage it as something viable, to be explored and discerned.
Encourage all parishioners to remember their priest and deacons as they do a member of their own family, with love, kindness and generosity.
Please join us in praying for new vocations and for our priest and deacons.
It's easy to become a prayer partner. See our Prayers for Vocations page.
Commit to praying frequently, daily if possible, for all vocations and our pastor and deacons. God bless you!