St. Petersburg Office of Vocations

Be Transformed

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect. ” Romans 12:2

Is the Lord calling you to minister to His people?

Discerning the Priesthood

Discernment is a process of growing closer to Jesus, being attentive to His desire for your life, learning about the priesthood and praying intensely about the Lord’s will for your life.

Catholic Diocese of St Petersburg Office of Vocations

What Do Priests Do?

Priests bring people to Jesus, and Jesus to people.

Catholic Diocese of St Petersburg Office of Vocations

Learn to Discern

The art of finding your true vocation in life.

Take the Discernment Self-Test

Grade yourself from 1-5 on 20 short questions, to see if you might have a priestly vocation!

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Priesthood vocations in the Diocese of St Petersburg

Have a question about your vocation and want to talk to Fr. Chuck?

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Vocation Events

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Our Men in Formation

Fostering & Promoting Vocations

Vocation Resources

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For Parishes

Resources to pray for and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

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For Schools

Resources to teach students about Catholic vocations and how to discern God’s call.

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For Parents

Ways that Catholic families can help their children remain open to their vocations.

Our Mission

To foster vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in order to be able to have sufficient priests and religious to serve our diocese and the needs of God’s people. The Diocese of St Petersburg Office of Vocations is accountable directly to the Bishop and to the Vicar General.

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St. Jude is the Patron of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Photo taken of the statue at St. Jude Cathedral.
Catholic Diocese of St Petersburg Office of Vocations

Bishop Gregory Parkes is the spiritual leader of the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Learn more