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God has a plan for you, have you asked him what it is?

What happens if we ignore his will for us?

Whether your vocation is religious, single, married or Lay Ministry, there is a place for you!

Watch here for more information on Vocation awareness at St. Francis and check out the Diocese vocation page at


St. Francis of Assisi Parish is served by priests of the Institute of Charity (Rosminians). The Institute of Charity was founded in northern Italy by Blessed Antonio Rosmini in 1828. The mission of the Institute is to pray,  study, and to follow the call of the Church whenever asked. Presently there are Rosminians serving parishes and schools in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, India and Africa.

If you have questions about Discerning with the Rosminians, either as a lay apostle or priest, please contact Father Edison,


 Chosen By Him-

A Day of Reflection and Discernment for Women

The Diocese of St. Petersburg’s Office of Vocation is hosting a Discernment retreat for women discerning the religious life on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10am until 2pm at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle in St. Petersburg.

Come for a day of reflection and hear some incredibly inspiring stories from women in our own Diocese!

See the flyer and RSVP using this link.

To RSVP or for more information please call Heidi Varley in the Office of Vocations at (727) 345-3452 or



Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Vocations

Becoming a Deacon

Rosminians Institute

Becoming a Religious Sister

Becoming a Catholic Monk

Becoming a Catholic Nun

Becoming a Consecrated Virgin

Becoming a Catholic Hermit

Becoming a Lay Apostle

Becoming a Catholic Missionary

National Vocations Awareness Week


Prayer for Vocations

Gracious Father,

You have called me in Life and gifted me in so many ways.

Through baptism you have sent me to continue the mission of  Jesus by sharing my love with others.

Strengthen me to respond to your call each day.

Help me to become all you desire of me. Inspire me to make a difference in other’s lives.

Lead me to choose the way of live you have planned for me.

Open the hearts of all to listen to your call.

Fill all with your Holy Spirit that we may have listening hearts and the courage to respond to you.

Enkindle in my heart and the hearts of others the desire to make the world a better place by serving as sister, priest, lay minister, brother or deacon.




Diocesan Wide Holy Hour for Vocations:

Holy Hour For Vocations