CALLED BY NAME is an ambitious undertaking for the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens that asks all parishioners to promote future generations of priests, deacons, and religious sisters and brothers. You are asked to prayerfully consider the names of any young people who might show interest in a religious vocation and recommend them, using the response cards that are available in the church. The Vocation Office will then send them information about priesthood or religious life, and invitations to vocation events.
If anyone is interested in receiving monthly updates about the Year of Vocations, please send your email to the Vocation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop DiMarzio’s Prayer for Vocations
Lord of the Harvest, we petition you as you have instructed us to ask for more laborers to serve in the vineyard of Your Church. You have told us that the harvest is rich and laborers are few and we experience this great need in the face of the challenge of the New Evangelization.
We ask the Holy Spirit to inspire young men and women to seriously consider vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Help all of us to be effective instruments to encourage and support those whom you are calling to serve and lead the Church of Brooklyn and Queens in the future.
Lord, you told the Apostles to put out into the deep. We ask for the grace and courage to accept your call as we pray and work for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.
We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest, Amen.