If you are interested in learning more about vocations to the Priesthood or Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of San Diego, please follow the links below.

Priesthood - Office for Vocations

Permanent Diaconate



Holy Orders, a Sacrament of Vocation, is a sacrament of service by which some are called by God, through the Church, to be spiritual leaders.  By laying his hands overs the ones to be ordained and by saying the prayer of consecration over them, the bishop consecrates them as bishop, presbyter or deacon.  These words and actions represent the grace of the Holy Spirit granted to them to carry out their ministry in a holy manner.

For New Priests, Different Paths Led to Common Vocation – The ...