The word vocation comes from “call” in Latin. While all are called by God to know, love and serve Him, a vocation in the Catholic Church is a call to the priestly or consecrated life. Many others are called to marriage, living out the call to love that God asks of each of us.
The priesthood is a gift for the Church that comes from Christ himself. As Catholics, we are all called to holiness, but some are called to serve the Church as priests. Ask if God might be calling you to manifest your love for Christ by a commitment to him as a priest of his Church.
Consecrated men and women take public religious vows to the evangelical counsels (poverty, chastity and obedience), dedicating themselves to God for service to the Church and for the salvation of the world. Consecrated life can be lived in many forms, but the most well-known is religious life, lived in a community sharing a common apostolate.
If you are considering a vocation to the priesthood or religious life, contact our Vocation Director:
Rev. Fr. Francis Lemark
Holy Family Cathedral
Ahmadu Bello Way
+234 703 788 9259