When looking at one's future, there are undoubtedly many paths that one can choose. Sometimes individuals feel a call to the priesthood, religious life, or service within the Church, yet don't know how to get more information. We are here to provide information to help make informed decisions. Please also visit the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon’s website, Office of Vocations at
A Prayer for Vocations by Pope John Paul II
Jesus, our Good Shepherd, bless all our parishes with numerous priests, deacons, men and women in religious life, consecrated laity and missionaries, according to the needs of the entire world, which you love and wish to save.
Assist our pastors and all who live a consecrated life. Guide the steps of those who have responded generously to your call and are preparing to receive Holy Orders or to profess vows.
Look with love on young people and call them to follow you. Help them to understand that in you alone can they attain complete fulfillment.
To this end we call on the powerful intercession of Mary, mother and model of all vocations. We beseech you to sustain our faith that the Father will grant what you command us to ask. Amen.