Holy Orders and Vocations

Prayer for Vocations

We read the Prayer of Vocations at the conclusion of all Masses

By Cardinal Roger M. Mahony

Good and gracious God, you have called us through our baptism to discipleship with your Son Jesus Christ, and have sent us to bring the good news of salvation to all people.

We pray for you to grant us more priests, deacons, religious brothers, and sisters and lay ministers to build up your church here within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Inspire our young men and women by the example of Blessed Junipero Serra to give themselves totally to the work of Christ and his church.

We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen!

Oración por las Vocaciones

Leemos la Oración por las Vocaciones al final de todas las Misas

Por Cardenal Rogelio M. Mahony

Dios bueno y bondadoso, nos has llamado a traves del bautismo a ser discípulos junto con tu Hijo Jesucristo, y nos ha mandado a llevar la buena nueva de la salvación a todos los pueblos.

Te rogamos por más sacerdotes, diáconos, religiosos, religiosas y ministros laicos para edificar tu iglesia aquí en la Arquidiócesis de Los Angeles.

Inspira a nuestros jóvenes con el ejemplo del Beato Junípero Serra para que se entreguen totalmente al trabajo de Cristo y su iglesia.

Te lo pedimos en el nombre de Jesus nuestro Señor. ¡Amén!

“There is no more important work in the church today than calling and forming men for the priesthood.

“Through our prayers and through our ministries, we are here to make true men of God — in whom the men and women of our time can see Jesus Christ. Men who preach the Gospel with their lives. Men who live the mystery they celebrate at the altar. Who make themselves a total gift. For the love of God and the love of souls. Men who present their bodies as a holy and living sacrifice to God.”

— From “The world awaits holy priests” by Archbishop José H. Gomez

Visit the official website of the Vocations Office of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, at www.lavocations.org.

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"Follow Me: Journeys to Priesthood"

"A Day in the Life of a Priest"

Religious life for men and women

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"The Vocation of a Religious Brother"

"Consecrated Life: Religious Men and Women Tell Their Story"

"Consecrated Life: Life in an Enclosed Convent"

"The Monastery Revisited"


"Religious Life: A Dictionary for Discerners"


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"Catholic Mission Immersion: Experience an immersion in mission"