National Vocation Awareness Week,  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. 

Congregation of  Holy Cross
A Congregation of Priests and Brothers


Local Contact: Brother George Schmitz C.S.C., gcscsc@gmail.com

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

STM Alumni: Fr. Patrick Reidy, C.S.C.  '21 J.D.

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.


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

Vocation Director: Sister June Fitzgerald, O.P.

STM Alumni:  Annie Killian '11  '19  Ph.D.

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.

Local Contact: Rosemary Reynolds, S.N.D.deN.  reynolds@sndden.orgRosemary Reynolds, SNDdeN WEB

Vocation Director:  Bárbara Gutiérrez, S.N.D.deN.

Contact: https://snddeneastwest.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!

Fr. S. Haggerty, S.J.


Assistant Director of Vocations: Fr. Sean Hagerty, S.J.  shagerty@jesuits.org

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.


Local 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
God is calling men to the priesthood. The Office of Vocations can help you hear God’s voice and discern His will for your life. If you think God is calling you the time to act is now! 


Local Contact:  Fr. Ryan Lerner, Chaplain ryan.lerner@yale.edu

Vocation Director:  Fr. Anthony J. Federico, III

STM Alumni: Rev. John Lavorgna '96 and  Msgr. Jack McCarthy '67

Contact: https://archdioceseofhartford.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.


Local Contact: Sr. Colleen Mattingly, A.S.C.J.  cmattingly@ascjus.org

Vocation Director: Sr. Colleen Mattingly, A.S.C.J.

STM Alumni: Sr. Mary Ellen Burns, A.S.C.J.  '89 J.D.

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/.