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The Knights of Columbus support Vocations; our order was founded by a Priest. A Priest is our Chaplain. Our Council is blessed with and thankful for our Chaplain and all the Priests that work the Churches assigned to us. May God keep blessing you all.

Considering a clergy or consecrated life vocation, or just curious? See the links on this page. See the following presentation at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website: Fishers of Men

Pope & Prayer for Vocations

Connect to The Vatican's statements on Priesthood and Religious Life through the following links:
Priesthood - a greater love
Fraternal Life in Community
Connect to The Vatican's THE NEW AMERICAN BIBLE.                         
Connect to The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops resources on Priesthood and Religious Life through the following link:
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - Vocations

Pope Benedict XVI & Prayer for Vocations

Supreme Knight

The Supreme Council's Vocations Link - Information on:
Vocations - Supreme

Florida State Council

Archdiocese of Miami Vocations Office
Archdiocese of Miami Website
St. John Vianney College Seminary
St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

Archbishop Wenski 

Archbishop Wenski's Vocations Message -
An excerpt from then Bishop Wenski - Columns (at the Diocese of Orlando):

Vocational Discernment - April 2008
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"What are your plans? What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, today, I would ask you to consider this question from a different perspective. Instead of asking, what are my plans; what do I want to do; ask instead: What is God's plan for my life? What does he want me to do with my life?
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The answer is found in Jesus' words to his disciples: "Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." (John 13: 34) God calls each one of us to a future of love. To give your very self as a gift to God and to your brothers and sisters, as Jesus did when he died for us on the cross, is the way to true joy and happiness. This is not an easy way; but it is the way, God's way.
Dare, then, to love as Christ loves. Loving in this way is like learning to speak a new language well or play a new sport.
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Perhaps, God has a project of love for your future as a husband or wife, a father or mother. But, at the same time, be ready to say "yes" if the project is to follow the path of ministerial priesthood or the consecrated life. Again, God is calling you "each of you" to a future of love.
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God's plan is for us to love as Jesus did. To work out the details, to learn how God wishes you to shape that future, to overcome one's own hesitancy or fears, requires the same discipline needed to excel in a language or a sport.

. . . the saints can teach us about how to love as Jesus did. Obeying the commandments "with the help of God's grace gained through constant prayer makes love possible and makes life an exciting adventure."

The Vocations Director manages our Council's Vocations service program. If you know of someone in the Churches assigned to us that will be either a seminarian or a postulant, please contact:

Brendan Doyle
Phone: (954) 963-2941

If you are interested and would rather talk with a priest, we encourage you to contact your parish pastor, or our Chaplain.

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