Where all are invited to follow Him.
We all share one thing in common through the Omaha Archdiocese: open arms. Here, vocation takes on a new meaning. It becomes something warmer, more welcoming and more inclusive. Derived from the Latin vocatio, or “a call or summons”, we define vocation as a call to serve God and his Church. Whether you’re committing yourself to consecrated life, discerning the priesthood, or considering adopting Jesus’ mission by serving as a deacon, there’s a place for you here.
Follow your heart. Listen closely to how God is calling you to serve. There are countless ways for men and women alike to share in the Spirit.
Uplifting the lives of others is a rewarding life unto itself. Contact us if you’re interested in learning more about vocations and consecrated life within the Archdiocese of Omaha.
When one thinks about seminary life one often conjures up images of a mysterious place far away from home. Nothing could be farther from the truth! The seminary is a vibrant community of men discerning their call to the priesthood. Imagine one hundred seminarians all seeking God’s will, praying in common, celebrating the Eucharist together every day, sharing many of the same joys and struggles, and each of them seeking the priesthood. This is the vital reality of seminary life.Learn More
Deacons minister in many different settings from the traditional parish to prisons, hospitals, convalescent homes, juvenile detention centers, shelters for the homeless or the abused, soup kitchens, police departments, and the workplace. Regardless of where a deacon finds himself, it is there that he serves.Learn More
You have a calling to serve. God has a loving plan for you. The Archdiocese of Omaha would like to help guide you in your deeply personal journey to priesthood. Just as we provide a sense of belonging, purpose and fulfillment to all in search of Jesus’ love, we are also devoted to preparing men who will lead others to Christ through a priestly vocation.Learn More
The teaching and example of Christ provide the foundation for the evangelical counsels of chaste self-dedication to God, of poverty and of obedience. The Apostles and Fathers of the Church commend them as an ideal of life, and so do her doctors and pastors. They therefore constitute a gift of God that the Church has received from her Lord and which by his grace she always safeguards.Learn More
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Holy Hour for Vocations @ JPII Newman Center
Join the Serra Club of West Omaha on Monday, January 30, for a beautiful Holy Hour for Vocations at St. John Paul II Newman Center, 1221 S. 71st Street in Omaha, beginning with a brief meet-and-greet in the Karol Commons Student Center at 6:30 PM followed by the Holy Hour at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. The Presiders will be Father Dan Andrews, Director of JPII Newman Center, and Father Frank Baumert, Chaplain of the Serra Club of West Omaha. Together we will pray a Rosary for Vocations before the Blessed Sacrament, exposed in a special Serra traveling monstrance that was blessed by Pope St. John Paul II. We will also recite the Litany for Vocations and spend time in silent adoration as we pray for an increase in vocations throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha. Please show your support and invite your family, friends, and guests to join us! If you are interested in helping to build the Church locally through vocations support, contact Bruce Jefferies, Serra VP, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more at serrawestomaha.org and follow us on Facebook @serrawestomaha.