Vocations

Vocation? Is God calling Me?

Well, in a word, yes! All of us have a call.  There is a destiny meant for each person and our adult task is to discover it – that is the meaning of vocation, “to be called.”  Some are called to the married life, some to the single life, some to the religious life, and some to the priestly life. Each call is a journey to put together the puzzle pieces of your life until you slowly see the connections and glimpse the bigger picture. Whether it’s making a commitment to another human being in the sanctity of holy matrimony, or to a religious charism in the consecrated life, or service to the Church in holy orders, it is fundamentally about hearing the voice of God bidding one to “come, follow me.”

All vocations flow from one’s first vow made in baptism, so for the Christian, discerning one’s calling is the great adventure in life, and when done rightly, it lasts one’s entire life.

Are you called to the married life?

Are you called to the religious life?

Are you called to the single life?

Are you called to the ordained life?

To answer this question you need to first realize that you are not alone! Every vocation draws us into a community of wonder about the “what ifs” and God provides each of us the help we need, if we are attentive.  Family and friends help us a lot! These are people who know us, who help us be true.  For marriage it ultimately is the couple who will definitively answer the question, not only on their wedding day but throughout their entire life and in their children. For religious life it is the individual in relationship to a particular community that gradually takes shape in a person, forms them through various stages of commitment to final vows or promises. For the priestly life it is the Church that confirms the call a person experiences through a program of priestly and pastoral formation.  Consulting a person’s formation directors as well as the People of God the bishop receives the testimony and calls a person to holy orders in ordination.

Throughout this journey a person hears the gentle voice of God calling in the night, drawing us to live more fully the life God calls us to live. Below are a few links to help in your vocational discernment.

May God bless you on your way.

DIOCESAN VOCATIONS

  • Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
    Fr. Scott Wallisch
    12615 Parallel Pkwy.
    Kansas City, KS 66109 913-721-1570 ext. 146
    FAX: 913-721-1577
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  • Diocese of Wichita Kansas
    Rev. Michael Simone
    424 N. Broadway
    Wichita, KS 67202
    316.269.3900
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  • Diocese of Dodge City Kansas
    Father Wesley Schawe
    910 Central
    PO Box 137
    Dodge City, KS 67801
    (620) 227-1533
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MALE RELIGIOUS ORDERS VOCATIONS

  • Society of the Precious Blood
    Kansas City Province
    Very Rev. James Urbanic, CPPS
    PO Box 339 Liberty, MO. 64069
    816-781-4344

FEMALE RELIGIOUS ORDERS VOCATIONS

  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia
    Sr. Beverly Carlin, CSJ
    1716 Rockhill Rd.
    Manhattan, KS 66502
    Phone: 785-220-7996
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  • Little Sisters of the Lamb
    Little Sister Benedicte
    36 S. Boeke
    Kansas City, KS 66101
    Phone: 913-621-1727

  • Nashville Dominican Sister
    Sister Peter Marie, O.P.
    St. Cecilia Motherhouse
    Vocation Office
    801 Dominican Drive
    Nashville, TN 37228-1909
    615.256.0147
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  • Sister of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George
    Vocation Director: Sr. M Karolyn, Alton, IL
    Phone: 618-463-4755
    Website: www.altonfranciscans.org
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    Local Contact: Sr. M Luka, KC, KS
    Phone: 913-721-0393
    Website: www.altonfranciscans.org

  • Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    Sr. Colleen Maura McGrane
    RR 1, Box 101
    Clyde, MO 64432-9700
    816-944-2221

  • Franciscan Servants of the Holy Family
    Sr. Doris Engeman
    1204 N. Jeter,
    Raymore, MO 64083
    816-322-3070
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  • Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist
    Sr. Andrea Kantner OSF
    2100 Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64050
    816-252-1673
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MARRIED LIFE

Family Life Office Diocese of Salina

St Isidore’s Sacrament of Matrimony