Learn More 1

Meet Our
Assistant Vocation Directors

Inspirational Words...
Written by Pope Francis, St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI about the Priesthood

Pope Francis #1
Pope Francis #2
Pope Francis #3
Pope Benedict XVI #1
Pope Benedict XVI #2
Pope Benedict XVI #3
Pope Benedict XVI #4
Pope Benedict XVI #5
Pope Benedict XVI #6
Pope Benedict XVI #7
Pope Benedict XVI #7
St. John Paul II #1
St. John Paul II #2

Diocese of Scranton
Vocations Office

300 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-1279
Phone: 570-207-1452
Email Us

Scranton Vocations Blog
Where To Start?

There is not one type of person who is called to Priesthood or Religious Life. Perhaps you sense this calling, but are filled with uncertainty.

What does it mean to be called? What does it feel like? Why me?

These are questions that can leave you feeling confused, conflicted and alone. They are also the starting points for the process of discernment—prayerfully pondering the different paths you can take. While the decision is yours alone, you are not alone in this process. Remember, your happiness and fulfillment in life will come from following God's plan for you.

God is always with you, always at work in your life, directing and guiding you. Your job is to be open to His direction and guidance. As you move through the process of discernment, you move towards making a decision.

So, where to start? You've already begun, actually. That's why you’re here. This website was built in order to provide you with some helpful direction as you continue on your journey. You may find much here in the way of information, advice, and inspiration, but ultimately, you will find the answer inside your heart.


©2017 Diocese of Scranton. All Rights Reserved. | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site By Halibut Blue Scranton Vocations Blog Bookmark and Share