Organizations - Vocation Team

The Vocation Team strives to foster all vocations, especially those to the priesthood, religious life and the permanent diaconate. The team works to provide:

  • Hospitality to all parishioners as we strive together to discern and follow God’s call to live the purpose that He has for each of us.
  • Increased awareness of and information on vocations through the posted photos and biographies of our seminarians, our vocation themed literature rack, bulletin board, and bulletin announcements. The team also interfaces with our Faith Formation Program.
  • Opportunities to pray for vocations by distributing Vocation prayer cards, celebrating various local and national Vocation Observances, and coordinating our Vocation Cross Ministry. This Ministry provides the opportunity for parishioners to host our Vocation Cross for a week at a time, praying for vocations to the priesthood, religious life and permanent diaconate.
  • Support to our men and women studying for a religious vocation through periodically making notecards available for parishioners to send to these young men and women.
  • Respect and support for our Pastor and those ordained or in religious life throughout our diocese.

For information on the Vocation Team or Vocation Cross Ministry, please contact: 

Jean Collier  219-662-7933

Barb Kolisz  219-779-9542


Vocation Cross at Our Lady of Consolation

Vocations Office of the Diocese of Gary

Vocation Prayer of Diocese of Gary

Rosary for Vocations

Stations of the Cross for Vocations (PDF)