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Vocations for Diocesan Priesthood







Under the direction and guidance of the Archbishop of Newark, the Office of Priestly Vocations serves the Archdiocese by striving to foster a culture of vocations. In collaboration with Parishes, Schools, and the offices of Campus Ministry and Youth and Young Adult Ministry, the Office of Priestly Vocations:
  • Encourages the People of God to pray for their priests, seminarians and to “beg the Lord of the Harvest to send laborers into His vineyard…” (Matthew 9)
  • Seeks to reach out to men within the Archdiocese in order to challenge and inspire them to discover the unique call to holiness that the Lord is calling them to
  • Accompanies men who are discerning their vocation through various programs and events aimed at answering the many questions that arise when one considers a call to the Priesthood
If you or someone you know is considering God’s call to the priesthood, please see our website for event dates and information on discernment, seminary, and priestly life.

Highlights from the 2019 Priesthood Ordination

Office of Priestly Vocations
2019 Priest Convocation                                                 

Contact Us

Archdiocese of Newark
Office of Priestly Vocations

Immaculate Conception Seminary
400 South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: 973-313-6190

Rev. Eugenio de la Rama

Mr. Matthew Higgins, M.A.
Assistant to the Director

Ms. Allison Cannone
Administrative Assistant