Programs and Events

Are you, or is someone you know, considering a vocation to the Priesthood? The St. John Vianney House of Discernment will begin meetings this fall and winter to assist you in your journey.
The dates and topics of our meetings are as follows:
Oct. 19: "It was about four in the afternoon" - Hearing the Call
Nov. 30: "Signs of a Vocation and Developing a Spiritual Plan of Life"
Dec. 28: "Celibacy, Chastity, Charity, and Cheerfulness"
Jan. 18: "Q&A with Seminarians"
Meetings are for men ages 16 and up and are held from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Please consider attending any or all of the meetings.
For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Vocations at or call (732) 562-2457.

There isn't just one way to promote, encourage and enable vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and so our diocese does this in a number of different ways. These include working with Serra Clubs and Parish Vocation Committees, conducting programs in High Schools and leading discernment groups and retreats for men and women ages 18 and up.

It is our sincere hope that all of these programs work together to reach all people of the diocese so that everyone knows it is their responsibility to pray for and encourage vocations!

For more information about the individual programs run by the Office of Vocations click the links below:
• Discernment Groups & Retreats
• High School Awareness