“Vocations are possible for every age. The Spirit of God breathes where it will.”
Servant of God Father John Berthier – Founder, Missionaries of the Holy Family
Thinking about a religious vocation?
Our "Answer the Call" vocation video is a great place to begin!
Fostering vocations is of primary importance for the Missionaries of the Holy Family. Men with a true calling and good health will have the opportunity to pursue their religious vocation with us. The call to religious life may come to those in high school or those in the middle of their secular career. The Missionaries of the Holy Family are in a unique position because we offer religious vocations in both the priesthood and brotherhood. These two vocational paths, along with the Rule of the Congregation, make our community life a family experience.
The Missionaries of the Holy Family support vocations from a variety of backgrounds, and this follows our Founder’s vision. Discerning the call to religious life can be challenging, but we will work through the process with you.
God wants all of us to be happy, and we are happiest when we are doing His will and following His plan for us. If that plan includes being a religious, you don’t want to miss that call to happiness! On the other hand, if His call for you is to the married life, then your greatest happiness will be there and not in the religious life. Or, you may be called to the single life.
The Missionaries of the Holy Family welcome the opportunity to journey with you. The first step is to read through the materials here on our website about vocations and then contact our Vocation Director. Send us your contact information or contact us via the Contact Us page. God bless you! +JMJ+
Prayer for Vocations
Loving God and Father of all, we thank you for all that we are and have, and for all that we are able to do.
We thank you most of all that through baptism we share in your life, and through your Holy Spirit are formed with Christ Jesus as your sons and daughters.
Dedicated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and urged on by the charism of our founder, Father John Berthier, we pray that people of our time will be enlightened by the Spirit to discern their particular calling in life.
We pray especially for vocations which respond to the missionary task of the Church and contribute to the evangelization of all for the coming of the Kingdom of God.
Enkindle with fire and zeal of your love the hearts of those whom you have called to evangelize in far away places, different cultures, and wherever the Gospel needs to be proclaimed.
Awaken within the hearts of many a call to minister as religious sisters and brothers; as deacons or priests; as married couples; or as single persons.
Grant us all the grace to draw others to the Gospel, to promote vocations, and to commit ourselves to the pastoral care of families.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, enlighten us, help us and save us.