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The Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of San Antonio values all vocations, and is commissioned to provide resources and discernment opportunities that promote and cultivate vocations to ordained and consecrated life, especially diocesan vocations. This website is designed to be a starting point on your journey to discern your vocation or to help in guiding others to their vocation. Please explore the resources available here and do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you in anyway.

Life Awareness Retreat


Life Awareness Retreat
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Coming Events

9/18/2014
Vocation Committee Meeting

St. John Hall - Assumption Seminary 2600 W. Woodlawn Ave.
San Antonio, Texas

9/26/2014-9/27/2014
Men's Discernment Retreat

Seraphic Sisters' Retreat House 138 Beethoven Street
San Antonio, Texas

10/7/2014
Archdiocesan Lay Vocation Promoters Meeting

Vocation Office Conference Room 2600 W. Woodalwn Ave.
San Antonio, Texas

10/16/2014
Vocation Committee Meeting

St. John Hall - Assumption Seminary 2600 W. Woodlawn Ave.
San Antonio, Texas

11/2/2014
National Vocation Awareness Week Opening Mass

San Fernando CAthedral 115 West Main Plaza
San Antonio, Texas

Growing a Vocation Culture

Many people ask, “Why are there not more priests, sisters, and brothers?” There are all sorts of answers people come up with, and many of these are valid. However, one of the most overlooked reasons, and perhaps one of the most important, is that you just never hear about people becoming priests, sisters, or brothers anymore. The fact is that there are people who follow the call to “Church vocations” all the time, but no one knows about it. Therefore, many people who are called never think about a life serving the Church as an option. It does not seem to be what “successful” people do, or it seems like too much of a sacrifice.

If we trust that our God is caring for His Church, then we should have faith that God continues to call people. The problem is that we are not listening. In this regard, the Vocation Office is striving to create a Vocation Culture here in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. This means that every Christian will realize and respond to their role in promoting vocation awareness in their place in the Church. Pastors, parents, teachers, ministers, mentors, siblings, supervisors, co-workers, and friends all have a responsibility by baptism to build up the Kingdom of God. Part of this building effort is helping God’s people realize their call in life, so that each of the many functions of the Body of Christ will be served by faithful, passionate, well formed members (cf. 1 Cor. 12).

How do you live your call to help guide others to their vocation, their God-given mission, in this world? How much have you thought about, prayed about, your vocation in life? These are vital questions if we are to be responsible members of the Body. So, next time you wonder why there seem to be so few Church vocations, maybe it is time to contact the Vocation Office and see what you can do to learn and get involved.


“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope”
(Jeremiah 29:11).