See Fr. Eric Augenstein's Powerpoint Presentation from the 2015 Parish Vocations Gathering on Best Practices for Ongoing Vocations Ministry here.
What is a Parish Vocations Committee? Read a recent article from "the Criterion" interviewing Fr. Eric and several of our vocations committee members from Nativity and St. Jude parishes.
The best way to foster vocations is on the local level - in parishes and families. But not every parish feels like they have the knowledge and resources to do this vocations promotion on their own. The Vocations Office is available to consult with pastors, parish staff members, parish vocations committees, or anyone interested in fostering and promoting priestly and religious vocations to share best practices in parish vocations ministry and develop a plan that is designed for an individual parish community. To schedule a consultation, please contact the Vocations Office.
See the many booklets, books, and prayer cards that we will send to you free of charge to your parish.
One of the greatest ways you can support our work is through your prayer. Below is this year's prayer cycle, in which we ask you to pray for a particular intention each day of the week.
Click on the link here to be directed to the Vocation Lessons website. All parishes in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are able to use the lessons on this website by utilizing a unique access code. For more information, contact the Vocations Office.
For pictures of our seminarians and religious in formation in the Archdiocese, please e-mail Fr. Eric Augenstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) for access to a shared drive. You can use these images to pray for these men and women and recognize them throughout the year. To access a variety of pictures depicting priesthood and consecrated life in general, visit www.diocesanpriest.com.