Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest. Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God’s call using the words of the prophet, “Here I am, send me” (Is 6:8).
This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate.
In the Archdiocese of Miami, The Vocations Office helps increase vocation awareness throughout the Archdiocese of Miami by encouraging people to seek God’s will in their lives and to consider the possibility of priesthood or religious life.
Discernment groups and seminary retreats are sponsored throughout the year to help individuals who are contemplating a Church vocation.
If you are a parish member and feel the calling, you can schedule an appointment with the parish priest for guidance.