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, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013
Thinking about the priesthood or religious life?
For information on becoming a priest or deacon in the Diocese of Camden, visit the Diocese of Camden Vocations.
Contact Fr. Michael Romano, Director of Vocations
If you would like to speak with a priest regarding this vocation, please call the Parish Office, 856-845-0123.
COULD GOD BE CALLING YOU TO THE PRIESTHOOD?
Father Michael Romano, Director of Vocations, is hosting a “Young Adult Priesthood Discernment Group” at Our Lady of Peace Parish Offices,
32 Carroll Avenue, Williamstown, NJ.
If you are currently a junior or senior in high school, college student or
in the professional world (up to 39 years old), and feel the possible call to
the priesthood, this group can help you discern and pray with others who
are also considering the priesthood.
All meetings are on Sundays from 2:00-3:30PM. The schedule is as follows:
2016 October 23 November 20 December 18
2017 January 08 February 05 March 12 April 2
For more information, please call the Office of Vocations at 856-583-2858
or email Fr. Romano .
Meet Our Seminarian
Advice to other young men considering the priesthood: "One piece of advice that I would give is to never let the fear of other people’s reactions hold you back. When I was discerning, one of my greatest fears was what my friends would think. I thought that if I entered, they would all think I’m weird and wouldn’t want to spend time with me anymore. However, since I made the decision to enter, I have received nothing but support from all my friends and family. So if you believe that God may be calling you to the priesthood, do not be afraid of what others will think. If it is truly God’s plan, everything will turn out the way it’s supposed to."
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