One of the most important decisions in our lives is to discover God’s plan for us and whether Jesus may be calling us to serve Him in the priesthood, diaconate or religious life. For a vast majority of Christians, God will call us to serve him in married life. All of these vocations will lead us closer to Christ and build a civilization of love.

In recent years, we are exceptionally proud of our Lourdeans who have chosen to answer God’s call by entering into the seminary to study for the priesthood and those who have entered into religious life. Each of these seven young men and women represent how we live and learn our faith each and every day.

Father Tom Lutz blesses Sr. Ann Belz and Sr. Anne Manion as they renewed their vows at our Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Both have dedicated their lives to <a href="http://ihmimmaculata.org/">Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary</a>.Father Tom Lutz blesses Sr. Ann Belz and Sr. Anne Manion as they renewed their vows at our Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Both have dedicated their lives to Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sr. Ann Belz and Sr. Anne Manion pose with Father Lutz and Father Eric Lenhart, OFM, Capuchin from CFY after renewing their vows. Sr. Ann Belz will celebrate her diamond jubilee this year and Sr. Ann Manion celebrated her golden jubilee 2 years ago.Sr. Ann Belz and Sr. Anne Manion pose with Father Lutz and Father Eric Lenhart, OFM, Capuchin from CFY after renewing their vows. Sr. Ann Belz will celebrate her diamond jubilee this year and Sr. Ann Manion celebrated her golden jubilee 2 years ago.

Below are a few helpful links to help discern and learn more about the many ministries and vocations in the Church whether it is the priesthood, religious sisters, and brothers, monastic communities, diaconate and communities of apostolic life.

Information about Parish Priesthood (www.nypriest.com)

A Guide to Religious Ministries for Catholic Men and Women (www.religiousministries.com)

Diaconate Formation Program (www.archny.org/diaconate-formation-program


St. Vincent’s Archabbey Benedictine Monks (st.vincentmonks.com)


Abbey of Regina Laudis Benedictine Nuns (abbeyofreginalaudis.org)
The Vocation of Married Life  - (foryourmarriage.org)