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Welcome to the Vocations Ministry of the Diocese of Honolulu

“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.  Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness, and loneliness.  With Christ joy is constantly born anew.” (Evangelii Gaudium #1)

In our efforts to continue to spread the Good News of Christ with joy in our hearts, the Vocations Ministry aims to invite young people to discover and respond to God’s call.  The Ministry provides opportunities to discover and discern the call of God in their lives and for their future.

Serving in the vineyard of the Lord as a religious sister or brother, a priest, a deacon or to the lay ministry, takes a lot of faith, courage and perseverance to carry on the Mission of Christ.  Thus, this Ministry lays down the foundation for anyone who responds to the call to prepare himself or herself for further formation.

It is with great hopes and fervent prayers that through this program, we foster the culture of vocations in the Diocese of Honolulu.  With the generous support of parents, grandparents, friends and others, the seed of vocation may be planted and many will respond to the call of the Good Shepherd.

"I will give you shepherds after my own heart"

Our Seminarians


The Diocese of Honolulu sends its seminarians to the following formation houses at the discretion of the Bishop:

Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon
St. Patrick's Seminary, California
Sacred Heart School of Theology, Wisconsin 


Support Vocations

We need your help, support and prayers. Let us all pray for Vocations to Hawaii's very own Saint Marianne Cope, OSF and Saint Damien DeVeuster of Molokai.

Prayer for Saint Marianne's Intercession

Lord Jesus, You gave us Your commandment of love of God and of neighbor, and identified Yourself in a special way with the most needy of Your people: hear our prayer.

Faithful to your teaching, Saint Marianne Cope loved and served her neighbor, especially the most desolate outcast giving herself generously and heroically for the victims of leprosy. She alleviated their physical and spiritual sufferings, thus helping them to accept their afflictions with resignation, as a pledge of God's love and their eternal happiness.

Through her merits and intercession, grant us the favor which we confidently ask of you (mention request) so that the People of God, following the inspiration of her life and apostolate, may practice fraternal charity, according to Your word and example.


Prayer to Saint Damien

St. Damien, brother on the journey, happy and generous missionary, who loved the Gospel more than your life, who for love of Jesus left your family, your homeland, your security, your dreams.

Teach us to give our lives with a joy like yours, to be in solidarity with the outcasts of the world, to celebrate and contemplate the Eucharist as the source of our commitment.

Help us to love to the very end and, in the strength of the Spirit, to persevere in compassion for the poor and forgotten so that we might be good disciples of Jesus and Mary.