The Office of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Hartford is committed to fostering quality, faithful, and lasting vocations to the diocesan priesthood. We also seek to support all the vocations in the Church--those called to consecrated life, marriage and family life, the permanent diaconate, and committed single life for the Kingdom.
From the Director
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few” (Mt 9:37). We need good priests to serve the Archdiocese of Hartford--might you be called? We would be delighted to accompany you on your discernment journey to discover God's plan for your life!
Q. Why does the Church need priests?
A. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the life of the Church. Without the Eucharist, there is no Church. We need priests to continue the work of the Apostles to teach, govern, and sanctify and by their word, deeds, and example invite all the world to experience the joy of the Gospel.
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Meet our new Transitional Deacons!
On Saturday, May 13th, Bishop Christie A. Macaluso ordained David Madejski (shown on the left) and Joshua Wilbur (shown on the right) to the Transitional Diaconate at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury. Both are entering their final year of formation before Ordination to the Priesthood. Congratulations, Deacon David and Deacon Joshua! Photo courtesy of Aaron Joseph.
Ordination Date Announced
With praise and thanksgiving to God we announce the upcoming Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priesthood!
Saturday, May 20th, at 11:00 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford
It is open to the public. Please pray for our Transitional Deacons preparing for ordination - and for all of our seminarians!
Spring and Summer Holy Hours for Vocations
There will be monthly special Holy Hours led by Fr. Jeff Gubbiotti, Vocation Director, around the Archdiocese this Spring and Summer. Please join us to pray to the Master of the Harvest to send more laborers into the harvest. The next Holy Hour is Wednesday, May 17th, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Click here to see the flyer.
New Crash Course in Discernment Available On-Line
Please click here to hear a new Podcast Series from Fr. Brett Brannen, author of "To Save a Thousand Souls."
Pilgrimage of Prayer in Spain and the Marian Shrines
Join us in a pilgrimage celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions in Fátima. We will be visiting Fátima, Salamanca, Ávila, Madrid, Lourdes, Montserrat, and Barcelona. Hosted by the St. John Vianney Vocation Prayer Society and presented by NAWAS International Travel.
Click here to see the flyer.
Please call the Office of Vocations: 860-761-7456 for additional information.
Did you know....
Sunday, May 7th was World Day of Prayer for Vocations. As we strive to be good "stewards for tomorrow" we know that our great need for more priestly vocations in the Archdiocese of Hartford calls for our immediate attention. Moreover, we all have a role in fostering priestly vocations. For more information, click here.
Office of Vocations
Archdiocese of Hartford
467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Servant of God, Fr. Michael J. McGivney
(Founder of the Knights of Columbus & a Priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford)
Information on the Fr. McGivney Guild--May he pray for us to gain many good, holy priests to the serve the Archdiocese of Hartford for future generations!