The Office of Vocations for the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux exists first and foremost as a response to Christ's invitation to 'ask the Master to send out laborers into His harvest'. The harvest is abundant in the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux and our people desire shepherds to lead them in their pursuit of a life of holiness. The Office works hard to foster a culture of vocations. We do this by helping our young people to see that discernment of their vocation is one of the most important things they can do as they try to follow Christ. We utilize formation opportunities, retreats, and one on one mentoring to give them the tools they need to discern. We work with parishes, schools, universities, and youth ministry programs to identify young people who posses the qualities of a potential priest or religious.
The Office of Vocations also works with our seminarians who have said yes to more formally discern their call in the seminary and engage the formation process to become priests after Christ's own heart. We act as a bridge between the seminary and the diocese helping our seminarians to know they are supported through their journey. Please pray for this important ministry in the Church!