Welcome to Queen of All Saints Parish Vocations Web Page!

QAS Vocations Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster a culture of Vocations, listening and responding to the call of God within the Queen of All Saints Parish family.  We promote all vocations: Priesthood, Diaconate, Vowed Religious Life, Married and the Single Life.  In doing this, we nurture an environment in the community through prayer and other activities, which promote priesthood, vowed religious life and all vocations as possibilities for people, young and old alike.  All vocations are encouraged within the context of our Baptismal vocation to holiness, given through Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Responsibilities of the Vocation Ministry

  • To pray daily for an increase in ecclesial vocations.
  • To deepen awareness of the various vocations within the Catholic Church to the Priesthood, Diaconate, Vowed Religious Life, Married and Single Life.
  • To spread awareness to parishioners about the need for vocations in the Church as a calling from God for a commitment to serve God's people.
  • To offer support and encouragement to priests, deacons, and vowed religious within the parish.
  • To accept and carry out assigned tasks by the Pastor and to report on the progress of this assigned work.
  • Tasks could include working with other parish committees.

 

Meetings are scheduled as needed according to the availability of committee members.  All men and women of the parish are welcome to attend and/or participate as they are able. Please contact Debbie Dellumo in the rectory office for more information at 219-872-9196, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A Prayer for Vocations

God, Father, Almighty, You renew the Church in every age by calling forth vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate, Vowed Religious Life, Married and Single Life. These men and women, who have answered Your call, witness to Your unconditional love and plan of salvation.
We ask that you send Your Holy Spirit upon women and men of our parish and in our universal church, that they may hear Your call today and generously respond in courage and love to Your invitation to serve in the Priesthood, Diaconate, Vowed Religious Life, Married and Single Life. Give parents the grace to encourage vocations to the Church in their families. May all our parishioners watch over the young people of our parish, as St. Joseph watched over Mary and the child Jesus, and guide them to be open to Your call. 
May we continue to grow in our baptismal vocation and serve You and Your people with our whole heart, soul, mind and body. We ask this through Your Son, Jesus Christ, who called us to follow Him. Amen.

What can you do to Promote Vocations?

PRAY:  Of all the ways we can work toward the increase of vocations in the Church, prayer is undoubtedly the most essential.  Make a personal commitment to pray for vocations each day.  Keep in mind that we get the vocations for which we pray.

  1. ATTEND MASS DAILY:  The celebration of the Mass and the reception of the Eucharist is the fundamental aspect of our faith.  Coming together at Mass will serve to strengthen the bond you have with your parish family.  It is a strong and faithful parish that produces vocations, especially those to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life.

  2. PRAY BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:  Nothing is more powerful than praying before our Lord in the Tabernacle.  Asking the Lord to call forth and send to our Church men and women who will lead us ever closer to Christ.  Encourage others to join you in a Holy Hour dedicated to pray for vocations and for young people especially as they discern what God is calling them to do for Him and for His Church. Read more on the Holy Hour here.

  3. ENCOURAGE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Many priests and vowed religious state that no one in their family or friends ever encouraged them to consider a vocation in the church.  Inviting is important for all vocations – Married life, Single Life, and the Diaconate, as well as Priesthood and Religious Life.  It is important for us to encourage and support those who are discerning a call to service within the Church.

  4. PARISH, SCHOOL, AND R.E. VOCATION PRAYER CROSS: The Vocation Prayer Cross contains pictures of the seminarians in the Diocese of Gary who have responded to God’s call. It is meant to help create a culture of vocations and raise awareness of the need for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Individuals and families can take the cross home to pray with for a week. Please contact Debbie Dellumo at 219-872-9196, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request to take the cross home.

  5. PRAY THE ROSARY: Ask Mary, the Mother of Jesus, to intercede on behalf of the Church to send us men and women who are humble, obedient, and loving, and seek to serve as priests, deacons, men and women religious.

  6. EXHIBIT LOVE FOR YOUR FAITH:  By being faithful to the church's teaching, you can provide your parish family with a powerful witness to the importance of living one's faith in all you do.  Proclaim the Gospel to all you meet in deed and in words.

  7. PARTICIPATE IN VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK:  Take part in the events of the diocese and our parish during Vocation Awareness Week in January.  Pray for others for an increase in Ecclesial (Church) Vocations, especially to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life.  Your presence and support will enhance the effectiveness of these events.

Vocations Contact

  • For more information on Religious Vocations, call the Diocese of Gary Vocation Office.

Fr. David Kime, Director
(219) 962-8626 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.dcgary.org/vocations.htm

Support Vocations

For Your Marriage is a resource of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the Vocation of Marriage.  Read more here.