One of the Seven Sacraments is Holy Orders, which is also a Vocation. On this page we discuss the different vocations
Discerning your Vocation...
Vocation means a call. It is God’s invitation to what God calls you to do with your life. Each person is called to know, love and serve God in this life, in order to be happy with Him forever in heaven. Your calling, your vocation flows from the grace of Baptism. Each person's vocation is a different and individual to their gifts and can be lived out through marriage, single life, religious life, or the priesthood.
Ultimately discovering your vocation is a decision made through prayer, but also requires one make an informed decision, including advice from trusted friends, family and spiritual leaders.
Those of St Leo's who have answered the call through the Sacrament of Holy Orders:
To the Priesthood : Bishop Jim Golka
To the Permanent Diaconate : Deacon Bill Buchta
Deacon Bill Buchta, wife Nancy and Bishop Dendinger
To the Seminary for Discernment : Chas Canfield & Trevor Fisher
Charlie & Susie Canfield family Chas, Zach, Megan & Mitchell
Please keep Chas and his family in your prayers during his discernment of his vocation in the priesthood as he attends Kenrick-Glennon School of Theology. If you would like to send him a card of encouragement his address is: Chas Canfield Kenrick-Glennon School of Theology 5200 Glennon Drive Saint Louis, MO 63119
The Fisher Family Greg & Angie Fisher Mitch, Danny, Trevor & Sydney
Please keep Trevor and his family in your prayers during his discernment of his vocation in the priesthood as he attends Conception Seminary College If you would like to send him a card of encouragement his address is: Trevor Fisher Conception Seminary College P.O. Box 502 Conception, MO 64433
Priesthood/Holy Orders The Lord calls each of us to follow him. He calls men in a special way to follow him in ministry as a Priest. If you would like to hear about the rewarding life and ministry of a priest, feel free to call Father or the Diocesan Vocation Director, Father Neal Hock his e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
A religious vocation is a special gift and call from God that is received in faith and cultivated and discerned in prayer. The formation process allows men & women to grow and mature in their response to God’s call. It is a special gift that God gives to whomsoever He deems fit. The Lord prepares, moves and helps those He calls, granting them the graces and talents needed in order to embrace the religious state and persevere in it. Men and women called to live the religious life as religious sisters and brothers or monks and nuns are also called to this act of accompaniment. They are called through a life dedicated to poverty, chastity and obedience to be a witness of the life of heaven living here on earth. They are to serve as a reminder and an encouragement to us to live our own lives with hearts and minds fixed on Christ. They live their lives in radical contrast to this world that is fading away.