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“There can be no Church without the Eucharist and there can be no Eucharist without priests. Simply but truly said, this should be a reminder to all of us to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life.”

– Bishop William Murphy


The  Vocations Office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre helps men discern whether they have a call to be a priest.  From the very first signs of interest, we guide men in their unique journey to hear the call of God by providing the support and resources they need to discern God’s plan for their lives.  These include informational programs, events, retreats, visits to the seminary, and spiritual direction.  As the discernment process progresses, we work with men to determine their eligibility to apply to our seminary for the diocesan priesthood.
We also work to create a diocesan-wide culture that supports vocations, through promotion, education, and parish-based efforts to raise awareness of the priesthood.

If you or someone you know is considering the priesthood, the Vocations Office of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will provide the information, support and encouragement needed to take the next step in responding to the call of Christ. 

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