“Once we realize how much God has given us, we learn that a life of sacrifice, of working for Him and for others, becomes a privileged way of responding to His great love...” - Pope Francis at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York


Everyone has a vocation! In simple terms, "vocation" means a "call" - your vocation is what God calls you to do with your life. Everyone is called by God to know, love, and serve Him. Individual vocations vary between being single, married, consecrated/religious, or priesthood.

If you are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, please contact Fr. Eugenio de la Rama, Director of the Vocations Office for the Archdiocese of Newark at (973) 313-6190 or at info@newarkpriest.com. You can learn more by visiting newarkpriest.com.

If you are interested in pursuing a vocation to Religious or Consecrated Life within the Archdiocese of Newark, please contact Fr. Emaka Okwuosa, S.D.V., Director of the Office for Religious Life of the Archdiocese of Newark, at (973) 497-4368 or at  okwuosem@rcan.org.

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