Answering God's Call

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How does God want you to use your gifts?

Discernment is the process by which you discover God's will and plan for you. If you are discerning your vocation within the church, and are wondering if you are called to the priesthood, read on. There are many resources here that can help.

Am I called?

"Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision.... 

Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love."

— Pope Francis —

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After 11 years as a priest and six as the vocation director for the Archdiocese of Seattle, I can assure you of one thing: If you want to know God’s will more deeply, spend more time with the Risen Jesus Christ! While ongoing engagement with the sacraments, Scripture, community, catechesis and ministry all fundamentally deepen our relationship with the Lord, spending extra time in a retreat always bears fruit.

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Seminarians in the Archdiocese of Seattle have begun their journey toward the priesthood. Meet some of our current seminarians and learn more about seminary life.

Meet Our Seminarians

A member of a religious order belongs to a community bound together by a common charism and the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Meet Our Priests

Each religious community is a special blessing in our church, with its particular mission and spirituality. Religious communities share much in common with each other, and yet, each one has its own unique spirit or 'charism.' 

Meet Our Religious Sisters


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Self-Assessment Survey

What Is God's Will for Me?

Finding the right vocation to serve God within the Church can sometimes be a challenging question. We have created an online vocations assessment to help you.

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Begin finding your path:

Do you desire to serve God and the Church with your entire life?

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"I will give you shepherds
after my own heart."

– Jeremiah 3:15