day friars are called to be brothers to all creation,
persons of prayer engaged in active service. Our
friars are involved in a broad range of ministries
including: outreach to the poor, sacramental and
parish ministry, retreat work, hospital and prison
chaplaincy, education, social advocacy, foreign and
Native American mission work, and more. Friars
of the St. Barbara Province are of many cultures,
ages, and languages and include both priests and lay
brothers. These friars currently serve in the states of
California, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, and
Arizona, as well as in Mexico, Russia, and the Holy
Land. In their ministry among different peoples, the
friars try to bring with them the essence of their
traditional greeting: “Peace and All Good!” For
more information, contact Br. Eric Pilarcik, OFM,
at email@example.com or 408-903-3422; or Fr.
Oscar Mendez, O.F.M., at (en español) 510-821-
4492; website: sbfranciscans.org; Facebook: www.
See ad on page 2. Code #478.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—
Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus Holy Name Province is the largest
community of Franciscan friars in the
United States. As an evangelical and missionary
fraternity of more than 300 men, we serve the
people of God in a wide variety of ministries—
colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers, and social
outreach—along the East Coast as well as in foreign
countries. Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan
tradition, we seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday experience of all people through teaching,
popular preaching and pastoral leadership. We
foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with
those whom we serve and by standing in solidarity
with all people, especially the alienated, the immigrant, and the poor. If you are between the ages
of 21 and 45 and would like more information on
the Franciscan friars, please contact Br. Basil Va-lente, OFM, Vocation Director, at 1-800-677-7788
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.
See ad on page 2. Code #478.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Province of the
Sacred Heart Our Province is a community of
Franciscan Friars in the mid-west of the United
States, Alaska, Texas, and Louisiana. We minister
at home and in the foreign missions of Brazil, Africa, Thailand, and Vietnam. We seek to bring the
Gospel into the everyday experience of all people
through teaching, preaching, and a pastoral setting.
We minister to people in a variety of contexts: the
poor and the outcast, immigrants, disadvantaged,
marginalized, in hospitals, parishes, schools,
spiritual direction, etc. Our friars are ordained and
non-ordained. Following the desire of St. Francis of
Assisi, our friars are encouraged to use their skills
and gifts to minister in the Church and to serve the
human family. If you are between the ages of 21
and 45 and would like more information about us,
please contact Br. Thom or Fr. Paul at our Vocation
Office at 773-753-1925 or www.befranciscan.com.
See ads on pages 2, 142. Code #283.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.)—Saint
John the Baptist Province We Friars
of Saint John the Baptist Province are
part of the world-wide Franciscan
Order which was founded by Saint
Francis of Assisi over 800 years ago. The first
members of our Province arrived in Cincinnati, OH
in 1844. Since then we have been serving the
Catholic Church in a wide variety of ministries.
Presently we serve in high schools and universities,
parishes, hospitals (as nurses and chaplains), in
inner city ministries, retreat ministry, publishing
(books, catechetical aides, CDs and audio books at
Franciscan Media), and domestic and foreign
missions. In all of our ministries we preach the
Good News of Jesus primarily by living as brothers
to one another and to the world with a special
emphasis on giving a voice to the marginalized in
our society. See our website ( www.franciscan.org)
for more information. Or contact our Vocation
Director, Fr. Luis Aponte-Merced, O.F.M. at (513)
542-1082, at email@example.com, or at
Vocation Office, 5000 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati,
Ohio 45223-1213. See our web ad at
See our ad on page 2. Code #233.
Franciscan Friars, Conventual The Conventual
Franciscans are the oldest of the three branches of
the First Order of St. Francis. The word Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, “to come
together”; hence we live together in “convents”
or friaries. Our Order is spread throughout the
world, and includes about 4500 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars. There are
four provinces in North America, which also have
responsibility for jurisdictions in the UK, Ireland
and Australia. We wear a black or gray habit with a
simple three-knotted cord representing our Vows
of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. The Spiritual
Center of the Order is in Assisi, Italy, where our
Friars care for the Basilica of St. Francis, which
includes his tomb. In addition, the Conventuals
are the Vatican confessors at St. Peter’s Basilica. In
Christ’s name, we continue the ministry of healing so fundamental to the understanding of Saint
Francis. To talk to a Friar or for more information,
please visit our website at www.FranciscanS.org.
Franciscan Friars of the Atonement
(S.A.) The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have long been leaders in the world-wide ecumenical movement to heal divisions
within Christianity. In 1908 we began an annual
prayer movement (January 18-25) that developed
into the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Today,
the Friars mission of “at-one-ment” includes dialogue among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists; serving the homeless and those suffering
from alcoholism, drug addictions, and HIV/AIDS;
preaching the gospel in parishes around the world,
and offering respite and hope to those in need of
spiritual renewal. In the tradition of St. Francis of
Assisi, we offer a prayerful communal life with active
service to the Church in the United States, Canada,
Japan, Italy, England. Contact Vocation Office, 40
Franciscan Way, Graymoor, Garrison, NY 10524-
0300; (800) 338-2620, ext. 2126; e-mail: vocdirector
@ atonementfriars.org; website: www.Atonement-Friars.org. See our web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 17. Code #003.
Glenmary Home Missioners
(G.H.M.) Glenmary Home Missioners
is a Catholic community of priests and
brothers, who, along with lay cowork-ers, serve the spiritual and material needs of
“Mission-Land USA.” Glenmary brings a Catholic
presence to counties where less than three percent
of the population is Catholic, a significant percent
of residents are unchurched and the poverty rate is
twice the national average. For more information
or to attend a “Come & See” retreat, contact
Brother David Henley, PO Box 465618, Cincinnati,
Ohio 45246; 1-800-935-0975; vocation@glenmary.
org or visit our website www.glenmary.org .
See ad on page 142. Code #103.
H ospitaller Order of St. John of God,
(OH) are men who have devoted their
lives to the values of St. John of God—
Hospitality, Compassion, Respect, Justice and Excellence. Hospitaller Brothers are world
wide in 52 countries with 455 ministry centers. Our
Mission is to witness Christ’s healing love as expressed
by our charism of Hospitality, through a community
of faith and compassionate service to God’s suffering
people. Vocation inquiries: USA Province Our Lady
Queen of the Angels; 323.734.0233; www.stjog.org;
Province of the Good Shepherd in North America;
See ad on page 65. Code #344.
J esuits (S.J.) [Society of Jesus] The largest order
of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church.
Contemplatives in action, global in mission, called
to the frontiers of human experience and need.
Want to know more? Visit us at BeAJesuit.org and @
BeAJesuit on Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Facebook. .
Josephite Priests and Brothers (S.S.J.) [The Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart] We are a
society dedicated solely to serving the spiritual and
temporal needs of the African-American community.
The society serves in parishes, schools and special
ministries in dioceses and archdioceses in the United
States and the District of Columbia. Our major
seminary in Washington, DC, where our seminarians reside as they pursue their graduate degree in
theology, also houses The Josephite Pastoral Center
that is dedicated to promoting religious education
material that is centered in the African-American
Community. Apostolic Work: The Josephite Society is
dedicated to spiritual, educational and social ministry
to the African-American community and has worked
exclusively in the African-American community
since 1871. The Josephite Society affords its members
the mutual support of community life in an active
ministry. Currently serving in the Archdioceses of
Baltimore, Galveston-Houston (TX), Los Angeles
(CA), Mobile (AL), New Orleans (LA), Washington
(DC) and in the Dioceses of Arlington (VA), Baton
Rouge, Lafayette (LA), Biloxi, Jackson (MS), and
Beaumont ( TX). Father Kenneth Keke, S.S.J., serves
as Vocation Director. Josephite Vocation Department,
1200 Varnum Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017-
2796; (202) 832-9100; e-mail: vocations@josephite.
com; website: www.josephite.com.
See ad on page 40. Code #192.
M arianists, Province of Meribah (S.M.) We are a
religious community of brothers and priests, committed to living the Gospel together and serving Christ
and His Church through the apostolate of education.
Dedicating our lives to Mary, we follow her example
of humble service and faithful discipleship. At the
center of our lives are the two tables: the altar—the
table of faith and sacrifice, and the community
table—the table of fraternity and fellowship. Forming a new, Gospel-based family, we share in common
prayer, friendship, possessions, work, successes, and
difficulties. We aim to make family spirit the distinctive mark of our communities, growing in the characteristics of Mary, particularly her faith, humility,
simplicity, and hospitality. Vocation Director, Brother
Stephen Balletta, S.M., Marianist Provincialate,
Province of Meribah, 240 Emory Road, Mineola, NY
11501; (516) 742-5555 ext. 534; e-mail: SBalletta@
chaminade-hs.org; vocation blog: intothedeepblog.
net; website: www.provinceofmeribah.com. See our
web ad at vocationnetwork.org.
See ad on page 117. Code #334.
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