St. Petersburg Office of Vocations
“It is you who have stood by me in my trials, and I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father has conferred on me, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” – Luke 22:28-30
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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.
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!
Priesthood vocations in the Diocese of St Petersburg
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Fostering & Promoting Vocations
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.
Bishop Gregory Parkes is the spiritual leader of the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Learn more