Please check the Diocese of Rochester website for the Diocese of Rochester marriage information including planning steps, important resources, and Pre-Cana information. This also has to be done six months prior to the wedding.
Here are some great resources to learn more about vocations!
The Diaconate (Information to become a Deacon)
Contact the DOR Office of Vocation Awareness
Lord, let me know clearly the work you are calling me to do. Grant me the grace and generosity I need to answer your call with courage and love, for to do your will is my joy and my peace. Amen.
From the moment of Jesus' conception in the womb of Mary until his Resurrection, he was filled with the Holy Spirit. In biblical language, he was anointed by the Holy Spirit and thus established by God the Father as our high priest. As Risen Lord, he remains our high priest. . . . While all the baptized share in Christ's priesthood, the ministerial priesthood shares this through the Sacrament of Holy Orders in a special way.
Ordination to the priesthood is always a call and a gift from God. Christ reminded his Apostles that they needed to ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest. Those who seek priesthood respond generously to God's call using the words of the prophet, "Here I am, send me" (Is 6:8). This call from God can be recognized and understood from the daily signs that disclose his will to those in charge of discerning the vocation of the candidate. For more information on the Holy Orders, click here.