I want to welcome you to the Diocese of Youngstown Vocations Website. I believe that you are someone who wants to make a difference in today’s world. As a committed Catholic, Jesus is asking you to take your baptismal call even more seriously by serving the Lord and His Church in a more generous and wholehearted way.
I invite you to consider the possibility that the Lord could be calling you to serve Him and His Church as a diocesan priest, a permanent deacon, or member of a religious order.
In the Scriptures, Jesus asks those who followed him, “What are you looking for?” They replied, “Rabbi, where do you live?” “Come and see,” he answered (Jn.1: 39).
If you would like me to pray for you by name, click here and I will be happy to do so. For more information on the priesthood, contact Fr. Chris Luoni and for information on the diaconate, contact Msgr. John Zuraw. For more information on consecrated life, contact Sister Joyce Candidi, OSHJ.
Thank you for your interest and may the Lord guide you to do His will.
Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend George V. Murry, SJ
Bishop of Youngstown