FrDSchusterGod calls. We respond. A vocation is a response to a specific call that Jesus Christ places on our hearts. It is our individual way of living discipleship in the Church.

Our primary call, through the Sacrament of Baptism, is to be a follower (disciple) of Jesus Christ. It is to be a holy person. Within that first call to follow Christ, God calls us in specific ways to live a vocation to the married life, the single life, the consecrated religious life, or the ordained life.

Please check out the various pages related to vocations from the drop-down menu on the top of this page for much more information.

Fr. Daniel Schuster
Vocation Director


Ordination to the Priesthood

Bishop David Ricken ordained Adam Bradley, Mark Mleziva, Matthew Rappl, Jon Thorsen, and Zachary Weber to the priesthood at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in St. Mary Church, 4805 Sportsman Dr, De Pere WI 54115 (Town of Ledgeview).

Photos from The Compass

Ordination Photos

Ordinations to the Diaconate

Bishop David Ricken ordained Thomas J. Gritton of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Neenah; Robert A. Hornacek of St. Matthew Parish, Green Bay; Mark R. Knipp of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc; Thomas N. Tomaszewski of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc; and Paul D. Vidmar of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Oshkosh, to the order of deacon May 13, 2017, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 South Monroe Ave., Green Bay WI 54301.

Bishop David Ricken ordained to the diaconate Rev. Mr. Kyle Sladek | Story in The Compass and Rev. Mr. José López Vargas | Story in The Compass at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay.

Gregory Parent was ordained to the diaconate in Rome, Italy, on September 28, 2017.

Our Seminarians

Read more about the seminarians studying for priesthood for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Our Seminarians

Types of Vocations

Please click on the vocations below for more detailed information.

Call to Ministry

Within the call to the married life or the single life, sometimes God calls people to serve within the Church as ministers:

  • Vocation to the Diaconate is following Christ’s call to serve the Church as a Deacon through service of the word, service of the liturgy, and service of charity, justice and pastoral outreach.
  • Lay Ministry is a way for lay persons to share their gifts and talents as members of parish ministry teams or serving as the Church in other settings.