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Holy Orders

The Diocese of Monterey has a special office to help anyone discerning a vocation in religious life, priesthood or the diaconate. Perhaps you are considering a calling to serve:

  • as a sister or brother in a religious community. There is a wide variety of religious orders to guide in the full use of our personal gifts;

  • as a deacon. Deacons are trained by the diocese to preach, witness at baptisms and weddings, to assist at Mass, and to help administer parishes;

  • as a priest. Seminarians discern how to best put their gifts at the service of God and the Church by reflecting on how to minister in a diocese or religious community.

Please contact our diocesan director vocations at 831-373-4345 extension 248 or email Vocations@dioceseofmonterey.org or www.dioceseofmonterey.org .