The Catholic high schools of the diocese set up week-long vocation promotion programs. The week includes an opening mass, classroom presentations, after school activities, and a day of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration. Parents, grandparents, and alumni are invited to join us for prayer for vocations in our high schools. Contact the school for exact times and details. The Catholic high schools of the diocese are:
Elementary and Middle Schools
The diocese have shorter programs at different times throughout the year. The classroom visits include age appropriate stories, activities, as well as question and answer sessions. These programs also encourage our children to seek the will of God in their lives. The hope of the schools program is for the conversation about vocations to continue at home. When your child returns from school after a vocations day visit, be sure to ask about the day. Please visit our Prayer Tools page for ideas for nurturing vocations in the home.
St. Andrew Dinner
The Saint Andrew Dinner is an opportunity for young men to meet and spend an evening with the Bishop and priests of our diocese. The evening is centered around prayer together, followed by dinner and a chance to hear from the Bishop and priests what drew them to the priesthood and why they love this vocation so much. This event is open to young men ages 15-18.
Upcoming dates: Please RSVP to Fr. Ken Kirkman at
KKirkman@syrdio.org by Sunday, March 29.
The mission of “FC” is to build fraternity among young adult Catholic men as well as provide these men with tools for mature discernment of their vocation. Meetings begin with prayer at 6:30pm at Christ the King Retreat House in Syracuse, NY. Prayer will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Evening Prayer, time for silent adoration and personal prayer as well as Solemn Benediction. After prayer, the group will move to a time of fellowship and conversation where dinner will be provided. The meetings will always conclude by 8:30pm.
Meeting dates are as follows:
September 28th – Tuesday – 6:30pm
October 26th – Tuesday – 6:30pm
November 16th – Tuesday – 6:30pm
February 1st – Tuesday – 6:30pm
February 22nd – Tuesday – 6:30pm
March 29th – Tuesday – 6:30pm
Bishop’s Vocation Picnic – The Tenth Hour
Please join Bishop Lucia for his annual vocation picnic! The Tenth Hour is an evening of dinner, conversation, prayer, and discernment with our bishops, priests, seminarians, and religious sisters from the Diocese of Syracuse. Jeremy Bobak will be leading us in Praise & Worship!
Preregistration Required by Monday August 2nd
Men in Black Softball Game
Each year, members of the vocation team and priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Syracuse face off against adults and youth representing a parish during the Men in Black softball game. The annual game is both a fun activity and a special way to support and raise awareness of vocations.