Mleziva Mark Black BackgroundthumbGod 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. Mark Mleziva
Vocation Director


Ordinations to Priesthood

Bishop David Ricken will ordain the following men to the priesthood to the priesthood at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S Monroe Ave, Green Bay WI 54301:

  • Rev Mr Kyle Sladek, who will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish, Green Bay, Sunday, July 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
  • Rev Mr José López Vargas, who will offer Masses of Thanksgiving at St Philip the Apostle Parish, Green Bay, Saturday, June 30, 2018, 4:00 p.m. (English), and Sunday, July 1, 2018, 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Rev Mr Gregory Parent, who will offer a Mass of Thanksgiving at Ss Peter and Paul Parish, Green Bay Sunday, July 1, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Ordinations to the Diaconate

Bishop David Ricken will ordain William Evans to the diaconate at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2018, in St Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S Monroe Ave, Green Bay 54301.

Matthew Faucett anticipates ordination to the diaconate on September 27, 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Our Seminarians

Read more about the seminarians studying for priesthood for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Our Seminarians

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.