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Priests have a critical mission: to bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people. They are spiritual fathers to thousands of Catholics… Read More
The life of a priest is busy, demanding, challenging—and incredibly rewarding. The vast majority of priests live happy, fulfilling lives… Read More

“My desire for a wife and children is so strong, I don’t think I can be celibate.” Join the club! Even Pope Francis felt that way when he was… Read More

 

Springfield Vocations

Witnessing the Truth in Love

Springfield Vocations

Witnessing the Truth in Love
The life of a priest is busy, demanding, challenging—and incredibly rewarding. The vast majority of priests live happy, fulfilling lives… Read More
Priests have a critical mission: to bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people. They are spiritual fathers to thousands of Catholics… Read More
“My desire for a wife and children is so strong, I don’t think I can be celibate.” Join the club! Even Pope Francis felt that way when he was… Read More

Fathers Matthew Alcombright and Michael Wood named co-vocation directors

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski has appointed Fathers Matthew Alcombright and Michael Wood as the new co-vocation directors for the Diocese of Springfield.  They will assume the role that Father Gary M. Dailey has held for 13 years. In announcing...

Michael Kokaska Ordained to the Diaconate

Congratulations to Deacon Michael Kokaska, who was ordained to the transitional diaconate on May 27,...

Bishop Rozanski – Easter Sunday Homily – April 16, 2017

St. Michael Cathedral Acts: 34a, 37-43 Psalm 118 Colossians 3: 1-4 John 20: 1-9 We greet this Easter Day with the bright promise of new life. Where just a few weeks ago a snow storm reminded us that winter does not give up easily, we now can behold buds on the...

Get to Know Fathers Fedoryshyn and Lawlor

Watch interviews with our Newly Ordained priests from before their ordination (when they were deacons): Fr. Christopher Fedoryshyn Fr. Frank Lawlor

Fathers Matthew Alcombright and Michael Wood named co-vocation directors

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski has appointed Fathers Matthew Alcombright and Michael Wood as the new co-vocation directors for the Diocese of Springfield.  They will assume the role that Father Gary M. Dailey has held for 13 years. In announcing...

Michael Kokaska Ordained to the Diaconate

Congratulations to Deacon Michael Kokaska, who was ordained to the transitional diaconate on May 27,...

Bishop Rozanski – Easter Sunday Homily – April 16, 2017

St. Michael Cathedral Acts: 34a, 37-43 Psalm 118 Colossians 3: 1-4 John 20: 1-9 We greet this Easter Day with the bright promise of new life. Where just a few weeks ago a snow storm reminded us that winter does not give up easily, we now can behold buds on the...

Get to Know Fathers Fedoryshyn and Lawlor

Watch interviews with our Newly Ordained priests from before their ordination (when they were deacons): Fr. Christopher Fedoryshyn Fr. Frank Lawlor
“Every aspect of the life of the priest must reflect the deep meaning of his vocation, which is to serve with love”
– Cardinal Donald Wuerl

Could God be calling you to be a priest?

God made you for a unique purpose.  Even before you were born, he knew your vocation, your mission in life. And if you are a faithful Catholic man, God may be calling you for a higher purpose—to become a Catholic priest.