Welcome!  In the Diocese of Allentown, we are committed to helping everyone to discern where and how God is calling them to live a holy life and to be a saint.  Through the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony, in vibrant Religious Orders and the consecrated life, as well as in the single state, we are blessed to present several resources for discernment on this page.

The Diocesan Office for Vocations Promotion and the Office of Seminarian Formation focus primarily on vocations to the Diocesan priesthood, but we are very happy to provide resources for any vocation that one might be discerning.

Please be assured of our prayers for you and may God bring to completion the good work that He has begun in your life!



Discernment Events

Christmas Holy Hour for Vocations

Please join us on the feast of the Holy Family to pray for holy vocations in the Diocese of Allentown on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at Holy Ghost Church in Bethlehem, PA from 7-8:00pm.

Virtual Meetings for Discerners

Young men in high school, college, or older are invited to join a virtual prayer and discernment meeting on Monday evenings in January 4, 11, and 18 from 7-8:00pm.  The meetings will include prayer and conversations on discernment with Fr. Searles and some of our seminarians.  To sign up or to find out more please contact Fr. Searles at msearles@allentowndiocese.org.

Come and See Retreat

Save the date!  Our next Come and See Retreat at St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia will be on March 12-14, 2021.  More information coming soon!