From the Director

     The grace and peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!!!  My name is Father Jason Pavich and I am the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Metuchen.  I was born and raised in South Amboy, New Jersey and graduated from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where I received a B.S. in Biology (concentration in Marine Biology) and a B.A. in Education.  It was during my college years where I began to ask questions about our Catholic faith and I took a great deal of time in growing closer to what Catholicism is all about.  During this time of discernment, I came to grow in my understanding of not what the Eucharist is, but Who the Eucharist is, and I was amazed at the particular vocation of the priesthood.
     Upon graduating college, I worked as a high school biology teacher and baseball coach in southern New Jersey, but after 3 1/2 years, I left teaching and entered Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall.  I was ordained in 2012, and I was recently transferred from my first priestly assignment to now become the Director of Vocations, the Director of the St. John Vianney House of Discernment, and a part-time chaplain at Rutgers University. 
     One of my favorite quotes from Sacred Scripture comes from St. Peter who writes, “Proclaim the Lord always…and always have your answer ready for people who ask the reason for the hope that lies within you!” (1 Peter 3:15)  All the faithful are called to witness that hope, most especially in one’s vocational call to love.  We at the Office of Vocations are committed to walk with you on your journey of discernment in order that you may discover and nurture your vocational call to the priesthood, religious life, or diaconate.
     In addition, since it is the responsibility of all the faithful to pray for, to encourage, and to invite those who they feel may be called, the Office of Vocations can provide valuable resources for your parishes, families, clubs, or organizations.
     If you believe that you may have a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, or diaconate, I invite to please contact us by phone or e-mail.  We would be happy to send you information or to meet with you to discuss this blessed possibility and to answer your questions.
     Be assured of our prayers for you as you discern God’s call in your life.
With a prayer,
                                                                                                                              Fr. Jason Pavich
                                                                      Director of Vocations 

Father Jason Pavich, Director of Vocations

The grace and peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!!! My name is Father Jason Pavich and I am the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Metuchen. I was born and raised in South Amboy, New Jersey and graduated from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where I received a B.S. in Biology (concentration in Marine Biology) and a B.A. in Education. It was during my college years where I began to ask questions about our Catholic faith and I took a great deal of time in growing closer to what Catholicism is all about. During this time of discernment, I came to grow in my understanding of not what the Eucharist is, but Who the Eucharist is, and I was amazed at the particular vocation of the priesthood.

Upon graduating college, I worked as a high school biology teacher and baseball coach in southern New Jersey, but after 3 1/2 years, I left teaching and entered Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall. I was ordained in 2012, and I was recently transferred from my first priestly assignment to now become the Director of Vocations, the Director of the St. John Vianney House of Discernment, and a part-time chaplain at Rutgers University.

One of my favorite quotes from Sacred Scripture comes from St. Peter who writes, “Proclaim the Lord always…and always have your answer ready for people who ask the reason for the hope that lies within you!” (1 Peter 3:15) All the faithful are called to witness that hope, most especially in one’s vocational call to love. We at the Office of Vocations are committed to walk with you on your journey of discernment in order that you may discover and nurture your vocational call to the priesthood, religious life, or diaconate.

In addition, since it is the responsibility of all the faithful to pray for, to encourage, and to invite those who they feel may be called, the Office of Vocations can provide valuable resources for your parishes, families, clubs, or organizations.

If you believe that you may have a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, or diaconate, I invite to please contact us by phone or email. We would be happy to send you information or to meet with you to discuss this blessed possibility and to answer your questions.

Be assured of our prayers for you as you discern God’s call in your life.

With a prayer,

Fr. Jason Pavich
Director of Vocations