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Priests from St. Joseph Cathedral Parish

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St. Joseph Cathedral Vocations Committee

The mission of the Cathedral’s Vocations Committee is to promote vocations by prayer, personal contact and projects involving the parish, school and families in an effort to be blessed with dedicated priests, deacons, consecrated persons, and faith-filled and generous parents and single people.

The Cathedral’s Vocations Committee attempts to achieve its mission by:

  • Coordinating the Monthly Rosary for Vocations before Weekend Masses
  • Coordinating and Supporting the Classroom Adopt-A-Seminarian Program
  • Encouraging Eucharistic Adoration for an Increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and the Consecrated Life
  • Coordinating the Called by Name Program
  • Coordinating the Snacks for Seminarians Program
  • Sending Postcards to Priests/Nuns/Deacons/Seminarians
  • Sending Cards to Parents of Newly Baptized
  • Sending Cards to Seminarians (Birthdays and Special Feasts)
  • Purchasing Religious or Vocations Oriented Books and Other Items for the Cathedral School
  • Purchasing and Distributing Holy Cards/Bookmarks with Vocations Prayers
  • Supporting the 7th Grade Vocations Day
  • Sending letters to First Communicants
  • Sending letters to Confirmation class Juniors
  • Sending Letters of Congratulations and encouragement to graduates of 8th Grade and High School
  • Having a Mass, a month for the intention of a particular seminarian.
  • Collectively and Individually Praying for Vocations

If you are interested in helping with these activities or for additional information regarding the Cathedral Vocations Committee, please contact Denise Barnes at 573-691-2602 or jeffcitybarnes@gmail.com

Jesus said to them “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Luke 10:2)


Heavenly Father,
bless our diocese with the grace of many vocations to the priesthood from our parish.
Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother,
grant those You have called, the courage to follow Your will.
Grant also to those serving as priests the grace to serve with the faithfulness of Christ.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.


Please pray for vocations!

↑7th Grade Boys from SJCS
visit Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (2016)


↓Fr. Faraway Summer 2017 Gallery

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