Diocese of Baker
Vocations and Discernment

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discernment stories


Very Reverend Richard Fischer, V.G.
Director of Vocations

541-388-4004 or email Frfischer@dioceseofbaker.org

"Yes, it's worth it!  The journey to the priesthood isn't easy.  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. The rewards greatly outweigh any of the struggles on the way."







Reverend Tomy Chowaran
Associate Director of Vocations

541-798-5823 or email cvtomy@yahoo.com
Questions?   Want to learn more?  If you are a man not afraid to begin this powerful journey, then contact either Father Fischer or Father Chowaran.

Are you thinking about becoming a Priest?

Answer these questions in your heart:

1.  Do I hear God calling me?
2.  Do I have a desire to serve?
3.  Do I feel the Lord's presence  in the Eucharist?
4.  Do I have a capacity to love?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then God may be calling you to a life in the Priesthood. 
Unsure that this life is for you?  Give Father Fischer a call and he can help you with this exciting decision.

The Journey to the Priesthood:

  • Give Father Fischer a call

  • Phone Interview

  • Pastoral Visit with Father Fischer

  • Initial Interview Form

  • Time of Discernment

  • Visit with the Bishop

  • Visit Seminary

  • College Degree in Philosophy

  • 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 Vocation Boom! Here I am website - voted Top New Website by the USCCB.  www.vocationboom.com

The Diocese of Baker needs...YOU !  What are you waiting for?
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.

To read about our priests here in
the Diocese of Baker and their
discernment journey,
click here.
To learn more about the Religious Life Orders in the Diocese of Baker,
click here
The Baker Diocese Vocations Committee: The initial nucleus of this committee is comprised of the members of the recently dissolved Serra Club of the Diocese of Baker. The Serra Club was dissolved at the request of its members to reorganize under the umbrella of the Diocese; the intent is to provide more practical support to the Diocese; its endeavors to promote religious vocations, especially in addressing the need for more priests.

Contact Jack Beemer at (541) 480-1320 or email him at beemer@bendcable.com .

Click here to read more about the Baker Diocese Vocations Committee and see how you can become involved.

Click here for the most updated Adoration Schedule for Vocations throughout the diocese. 

"I encourage you to contact your parish to find out what day and time your community is offering Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations."    
Bishop Liam Cary



Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Lord Jesus Christ,
Living Bread come down from heaven,
in Your Name we ask the Father
to bless the Diocese of Baker
with vocations to the priesthood.

By the prompting of the Holy Spirit
call forth from among us
men who are able to sympathize
with our weakness
and deal gently wit the wayward,
men who will give us confidence
to draw near to the font of Mercy
and find grace in time of need.

Send us priests
to bring comfort to the afflicted,
pardon to the sinner,
and peace to the dying;
priests to hand You over to us
in the Breaking of the Bread.

High Priest
of the New and Eternal Covenant,
we place our trust in You.
To You be glory and praise forever.

Composed by Bishop Liam Cary


 Oración por Vocaciones Sacerdotales

Señor Jesucristo,
Pan Vivo bajado del cielo,
en Tu nombre pedimos al Padre
que bendiga a la Diócesis de Baker
con vocaciones al sacerdocio.

Por el impulso del Espiritu Santo
llama de entre nosotros
hombres que sean capaces
de compadecer nuestras debilidades
y mostrarse comprensivos con los extraviados,
hombres que nos den confianza
para acercarnos a la fuente de la Misericordia
y encontrar gracia
en tiempo de necesidad.

Envíanos sacerdotes
que den consuelo a los afligidos,
perdón a los pecadores,
y paz a los moribundos;
sacerdotes que Te entregen a nosotros
en la Fracción del Pan.

Sumo Sacerdote
de la Nueva y Eterna Alianza,
en Tí ponemos nuestra confianza.
Para Tí ponemos nuestra confianza.
Para Tí por siempre gloria y alabanza.

Compuesta por Obispo Liam Cary



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