"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you... plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me . . .and I will change your hearts, I will gather you together from all the nations and all the places to which I have banished you . . .and bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you. As for your saying, 'The Lord has raised up for us prophets here in Babylon.'" (Jeremiah 29:11-15)


A vocation is a life of love, expressed in concrete form. It is a call that comes from God that beckons us to live a particular way of life: priesthood, permanent diaconate, religious life, marriage or single.

While a career might be a personal choice, a vocation should be discerned through prayerful discernment with God, with hearts, minds and souls open to the state of life the Lord has chosen for us to further his mission of salvation.

For more information on discerning your vocation, click the link below to go the website of the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Gary, or call 

(219) 962-4507