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Is God calling you?

God calls each person to a life of holiness and service, whether single, married, ordained or consecrated. The Office of Vocations provides discernment opportunities, encouragement, support, education and resources for those responding to God’s call through the ministerial priesthood and religious life. We are committed to fostering an environment where vocations to the priesthood and religious life are valued and nurtured within the domestic church of the family and the local parish community.
May God’s special grace be your source of strength and may Mary, Our Mother, guide your every step. May you be Jesus’ hands and feet in our world. Amen.

 Discernment for Men

Discernment for Women

6 Tips to help you discern God’s call in your life

There are over 50 religious orders of men and women serving the people of God in the Diocese of Orlando. We invite you to learn about their religious communities here.

  1. Pray every day for grace to hear God’s voice calling you.
    • Pray for the right orientation, a genuine dedication to God’s values and purposes so that these are predominant in all your life choices.
    • Prayer for the generosity and courage to give the gift of yourself and your life in some concrete way to the cause of the God’s reign.
    • Prayer for help in discerning, to know myself better and then to read clearly the various options you are contemplating (Thomas Hart).
  2. Ask a priest, brother or sister to help you during a discernment period.
  3. Contact your Diocesan Vocations Director 407-246-4875.
  4. Spend time with priests/sisters/brothers in order to get to know them and allow them to know you.
  5. Ask yourself honestly if you have the qualities necessary for the particular vocation that attracts you. Get feedback from others.
  6. Take advantage of vocation retreats, spiritual books, and videos, which can fill your imagination with things of God and support your vocational discernment.

Office of Vocations Contact Form

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Contact US

Fr. Joshua Swallows
Director, Office of Vocations
(407) 768-3113
jswallows@orlandodiocese.org
Fr. Josh also serves as Chaplain for the University of Central Florida’s Catholic Campus Ministry, and for the Orlando chapter of YCP: Young Catholic Professionals.The Office of Vocations is now at the Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Central Florida.  Address: 3525 Lockwood Blvd, #1051, Oviedo, FL 32765.
Sister Gianna Grace, SCTJM
Associate Vocations Director
(407) 768-3116
srgiannagrace@orlandodiocese.org

Very Reverend Ivan Olmo
Assistant Vocations Director- Southern Deanery
Pastor, St. Mary’s Rockledge
(407) 768-3113

Fr. Mark Wajda
Assistant Vocations Director- Northern Deanery
Parochial Administrator, St. Paul’s Leesburg
(407) 768-3113

Fr. Benjamin Lehnertz
Assistant Vocations Director- Central South Deanery
Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Orlando
(407) 768-3113

Fr. Scott Circe
Assistant Vocations Director- Southern Deanery
Pastor, Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic
(407) 768-3113

Very Reverend Tim Daly
Assistant Vocations Director- Eastern Deanery
Pastor, Basilica of St. Paul Daytona
(407) 768-3113
Fr. Luis Salazar
Assistant Vocations Director- Western Deanery
Parochial Vicar, Church of the Resurrection, Lakeland
(407) 768-3113
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Darcey Dinh
Vocations Coordinator
407-768-3113
ddinh@orlandodiocese.org