National Vocation Awareness Week, celebrated November 1-7, 2020, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations. As we won't be having in-person events this Fall, and likely throughout the year, we have compiled this list with religious communities that have connections to STM. We hope you will find it helpful.

Congregation of the Holy Cross
Educators in the Faith (Ave Crux, Spes Unica)


STM Contact: Fr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C.  pat.reidy@yale.edu

Vocation Director: Rev. John M. DeRiso, C.S.C.

Contact:  vocations@holycrossusa.org | https://www.holycrossusa.org/office-of-vocations/

Dominican Sisters of Peace
Dominican Sisters of Peace, members of the Order of Preachers, are vowed Catholic Sisters who strive to live a life of peace-making wherever we are and in everything we do. Presently, we have 407 Vowed Sisters and over 670 Associates (volunteer lay people in mission).  In the Dominican tradition, prayer, community, ministry and study are at the heart of our vocation. Our Sisters are in 22 states and in Peru and Nigeria.


STM Contact: Sister June Fitzgerald, O.Pjfitzgerald@oppeace.org

STM Alumni:  Annie Killian '11  '16 M.A. '19 M.Phil. Ph.D.

Vocation Director: Sister June Fitzgerald, O.P

Contact: https://oppeace.org

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Sisters of Notre Dame, women with hearts as wide as the world, make known God’s goodness and love with and among people living in poverty, through a Gospel way of life, community and prayer. Continuing a strong educational tradition, we take our stand with people living in poverty, especially women and children, in the most abandoned places. Each of us commits her one and only life to work with others to create justice and peace for all.

Rosemary Reynolds, SNDdeN WEB

STM Contact: Rosemary Reynolds, SNDdeN  reynolds@sndden.org

Vocation Director:  Rosemary Reynolds, SNDdeN 

Contact: https://sndden.org

Society of Jesus (USA East Province)
The USA East Province of the Society of Jesus is part of the worldwide order commonly known as The Jesuits. The Society of Jesus is the largest male religious order in the Church, with nearly 17,000 priests, brothers, and men in formation worldwide. The USA East Province spans the territory from Maine to Georgia, and includes missions in Micronesia and Fiji. Our Jesuits are involved in the ministry of education, spirituality and retreats, parish life, spirituality and various social ministries. The motto of the Society of Jesus is "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"-- For the Greater Glory of God!


STM Contact: Fr. Adam Rosinski, SJ, Asst Dir of Vocations arosinski@jesuits.org

Vocation Director: Fr. Philip Florio, SJ

STM Alumni: Fr. John Baldovin, SJ, Fr. Chris Steck, SJ, Fr. Ricardo Avila, SJ and Fr. Chris Holownia, SJ

Contact: https://beajesuit.org/

Sisters of St. Dominic, Blauvelt, NY
As vowed women religious and Associates, we are committed to bringing hope and mercy to all in need through programs and advocacy. We preach the Gospel of Jesus, in the spirit and tradition of Saint Dominic with the charism of our foundress, Mary Ann Sammon. Our Dominican motto to praise, to bless, and to preach the Word of God inspires our lives of service, prayer, study, and community.


STM Contact: Sr. Jenn Schaaf, O.P.   jennifer.schaaf@yale.edu

Vocation Director: Sr. Mary Ann Collins, OP  mcollins@opblauvelt.org

Contact: https://www.opblauvelt.org/become-a-sister

Archdiocese of Hartford
In union with the whole Church, the faithful of the Archdiocese of Hartford have a mission by Baptism to be living signs of communion with God, and to be his instruments for the redemption of the world. Nourished by God’s Word and by the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, we are called to live a holy life, and to bring others into our shared communion with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


STM Contact:  Reverend Ryan Lerner ryan.lerner@yale.edu

Vocation Director:  Reverend Michael Casey

STM Alumni: Rev. John Lavorgna and  Rev. Jack McCarthy

Contact: https://archdioceseofhartford.org/vocations/

Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey
We, Canons Regular of Saint Norbert Abbey, live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the traditions of Saints Norbert and Augustine. We live a common life “one in mind and heart on the way to God” through celebration of the Eucharist, liturgical prayer and service to the People of God.


STM Contact: Fr. Matthew Dougherty, O. Praem.  matthew.dougherty@yale.edu

Vocation Director: Fr. Michael Brennan, O. Praem.  mbrennan@norbertines.org

Contact: https://norbertines.org/vocations/

Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
We are consecrated women of the Church seeking to make the compassionate Heart of Christ better known, loved and served.


STM Contact: Sr. Colleen Mattingly, ASCJ  cmattingly@ascjus.org

Vocation Director: Sr. Colleen Mattingly, ASCJ

STM Alumni: Sr. Mary Ellen Burns YLS '89

Contact: https://www.ascjus.org/

For information about vocation to married life, visit https://archdioceseofhartford.org/office-of-family-life/  and 
contact Fr. Ryan or Sr. Jenn for marriage preparation at STM. ryan.lerner@yale.edu or jenn.schaaf@yale.edu.

For additional information about discerning a vocation to religious life or the priesthood, visit https://vocationnetwork.org/en/.