FrDSchusterGod calls. We respond. A vocation is a response to a specific call that Jesus Christ places on our hearts. It is our individual way of living discipleship in the Church.

Our primary call, through the Sacrament of Baptism, is to be a follower (disciple) of Jesus Christ. It is to be a holy person. Within that first call to follow Christ, God calls us in specific ways to live a vocation to the married life, the single life, the consecrated religious life, or the ordained life.

Please check out the various pages related to vocations from the drop-down menu on the top of this page for much more information.

Fr. Daniel Schuster
Vocation Director


Ordination to the Priesthood

Fr. Michael Thiel and Fr. Scott Valentyn were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop David Ricken on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay.

Ordination to the Diaconate

Bishop David Ricken ordained David Parker to the diaconate May 7, 2016, in Assumption BVM Church, Pulaski. He ordained Anthony (Tony) DeBroux, Mark Fuller, Robert (Bob) Seymour, Bernard (Bernie) Terrien, and Daniel (Dan) Zajicek to the permanent diaconate Saturday, May 14, 2016, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay.

Bishop David Ricken ordained Rev. Mr. Adam Bradley, Rev. Mr. Matthew Rappl, Rev. Mr. Jon Thorsen, and Rev. Mr. Zachary Weber to the diaconate Sunday, May 22, 2016, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay.

Our Seminarians

CLICK HERE to read more about the seminarians studying for priesthood for the Diocese of Green Bay.


Types of Vocations

Please click on the vocations below for more detailed information.

Call to Ministry

Within the call to the married life or the single life, sometimes God calls people to serve within the Church as ministers:

  • Vocation to the Diaconate is following Christ’s call to serve the Church as a Deacon through service of the word, service of the liturgy, and service of charity, justice and pastoral outreach.
  • Lay Ministry is a way for lay persons to share their gifts and talents as members of parish ministry teams or serving as the Church in other settings.