The Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon Office of Vocations, in conjunction with the Archdiocesan Vocation Committee, helps the faithful to know and live out their vocation through an encounter with Jesus Christ. We provide support to parishes, schools, and religious communities in their efforts of creating a culture of vocations in the Archdiocese of Portland. We celebrate and honor the universal call to holiness through the particular vocations of priesthood and religious life.
Heavenly Father, you have created me to know, love, and serve you. I know there are many ways in life to fulfill this calling. But of them all, there is one way especially for me, one by which I will become a Saint. Help me to desire what you desire for me. I pray that you send the Holy Spirit into my mind, my heart, and my soul, so that I will have the courage to follow you in all things. Mary, my Mother, help me to say 'Yes' to God's will as you did. Jesus, my Lord and Savior, help me to love as you love. If it is your will that I am called to serve you as a priest or religious, give me the grace and strength to follow you with joy to the end. Amen
(Prayer composed by the Archdiocesan Vocation Committee with the help of the USCCB).