Consecrated (Religious) Life, Diaconate and Priesthood

God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me
which He has not committed to another.
I have my mission. I may never know it in this life,
but I shall be told it in the next.
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good; I shall do His work.
I shall be an angel of peace,
a preacher of truth in my own place,
while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.
Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am,
I can never be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him,
in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him.
If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends.
He may throw me among strangers.
He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink,
hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.
St John Henry Cardinal Newman

For men, married or single, discerning a call to be a Deacon, phone or email Msgr. Gregory Fairbanks at the School of Diaconal Formation
For women and men discerning a call to Consecrated Life, phone or email Sr Gabrielle Mary Braccio, RSM at the Archdiocesan Office for Consecrated Life
For men discerning a call to be a Priest, phone or email Fr. David Friel at the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood