Diocese of Baker
Prayer for Vocations
O Father, raise up among Christians abundant and holy vocations
to the priesthood, who keep the faith alive and guard the
blessed memory of your Son Jesus through the preaching of his
word and the administration of the Sacraments, with which you
continually renew your faithful.
Grant us holy ministers of your altar, who
are careful and fervent guardians of the Eucharist, the
sacrament of the supreme gift of Christ for the redemption of
Call ministers of your mercy, who, through the sacrament of
Reconciliation, spread the joy of your forgiveness.
Grant, O Father, that the Church may welcome with joy the
numerous inspirations of the Spirit of your Son and, docile to
His teachings, may she care for vocations to the ministerial
priesthood and to the consecrated life.
Sustain the Bishops, priests and deacons, consecrated men and
women, and all the baptized in Christ, so that they may
faithfully fulfill their mission at the service of the Gospel.
This we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mary, Queen of Apostles, pray for us.
Pope Benedict XVI, 5
St. John Vianney,
Patron Saint of All Priests
Want to learn more?
you are a man not afraid to begin this powerful journey,
Very Reverend Richard Fischer, V.G.
Director of Vocations
541-884-4242 or email
worth it! The journey to the priesthood isn't
But it is worth it, as is anything that you are
willing to work hard to accomplish. But the
difference is that, as you become a priest, you can't help
but realize that God is on your side.
greatly outweigh any of the struggles on the way."
you thinking about becoming a Priest?
Answer these questions in your
1. Do I hear God calling me?
2. Do I have a desire to
3. Do I feel the Lord's
presence in the Eucharist?
4. Do I have a capacity to
If you have answered
yes to any of
these questions, then God may be
calling you to a life in the
Unsure that this life
is for you? Give Father Fischer a
call and he can help you with this
Journey to the Priesthood:
Give Father Fischer a
Pastoral Visit with Father
Initial Interview Form
Time of Discernment
Visit with the Bishop
College Degree in
Four Years of Theology
Steps Toward Ordination
Ordination to Diaconate
Ordination to Priesthood
First Mass of Thanksgiving
The journey to the Priesthood is a
process that includes prayer and the
help of many supportive people.
The decision is something that is not
completely made until the time for
ordination draws near. In the
meantime you gain an education that not
only helps you to better understand the
ways of the world, but most especially
the ways of God's Kingdom.
To help and support you in your discernment, take a look at
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The Diocese of Baker needs...YOU ! What are you
Become a Priest TODAY !
On June 19,
1903, Pope Leo XIII appointed Central & Eastern Oregon
as the Diocese of Baker.
The area consists of 66,800 square miles. The
Diocese started with 7 parishes and 13 priests.
Help us keep growing.
here to Meet and Get to Know our Seminarians
-and for their latest updates.
Prayer to Know One's Vocation
Lord, my God and my loving Father,
you have made me to know you,
to love you, to serve you,
and thereby to find and to fulfill myself.
I know that you are in all things,
and that every path can lead me to you.
But of them all, there is one especially
by which you want me to come to you.
Since I will do what you want of me,
I pray you, send your Holy Spirit to me:
into my mind, to show me what you want of me;
into my heart, to give me the
determination to do it,
and to do it with all my love, with all my
and with all my strength right to the end.
Is God calling you?....
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Sisters of Mary of Kakamega
Re-establishing a stronger presence of Religious Sisters in the
diocese is a sign of great hope. The original Sisters who
served here throughout the earlier years of the Diocese did
such great work and it is our hope in moving forward that these
Sisters will now build on that firm foundation. "Siempre Adalante, Nunca Atras"
to find out more about Sisters of Mary in Central Oregon
global lay apostolate for vocations in the Catholic
the USA Council
of Serra International
For an increase in vocation to the
Priesthood and Religious Life
from and for our Diocese,
we pray to the Lord.