By virtue of our Baptism, all Christians are part of a common priesthood of believers. We are all called to participate in Christ’s mission.
Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops and priests are given a special role in carrying out this mission. They exercise a ministerial priesthood.
Deacons also receive a special grace through ordination and are called to assist the ministry of bishops and priests.
(Catechism of the Catholic Church [CCC], nos. 1547, 1554)
Explore the following vocation resources:
Vocations to serve as an Augustinian Priest Click here
Website for the Midwest Augustinians Click here
Diocese of Joliet Vocation Office Website Click here
Prayer for Vocations
Loving God, Your Word finds a home in our hearts.In the name of Jesus,we ask you to send your Spirit to us.Inspire men and women among us,young and old,to respond to Your callto service and leadership in the Church.Give courage and guidanceto those You callto the priesthood,diaconate, religious life and lay ministry.We thank you Lord,for those who have answered this calland pray that many more will choose to respond.In Jesus' name we pray.Amen