National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 2-8, 2014

Archbishop Blair ordinationsNovember 2nd through the 8th is National Vocation Awareness Week. Young men and women are seeking ways to serve in the Church, to live their faith and they have the gifts and talents to give their life in service to our Lord. This National Vocation Awareness Week is an opportunity to teach about vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, to promote vocations and invite men and women to consider discerning a call and finally to pray for vocations in an earnest way in our parishes.

Encouraging vocations is an ongoing process and should not end on November 8th, but we can use this week to focus our efforts to assist men and women in hearing and discerning God’s call. Please join us as we encourage, promote and pray for vocations in the Archdiocese of Hartford.



Ordinations to
the Priesthood

"You are a priest forever."

May 2014
Rev. Carlos Arturo Castrillon
Rev. Marcel David Dawson
Rev. Ryan Matthew Lerner
Rev. Tuan Mai
Rev. Roberto Daniel McCarthy
Rev. Michael Ruminski
Rev. James Michael Sullivan

May 11, 2013
Rev. William Agyemang
Rev. Piotr Buczek
Rev. Michael Casey
Rev. Timothy Hickey
Rev. John Mariano
Rev. Carlos Piedrahita
Rev. Michael Santiago

December 1, 2012
Rev. H. Alexander Avendano
Rev. Jorge Castro
Rev. Andres Mendoza-Floyd

May 12, 2012
Rev. Mathieu Isaac
Rev. Robert N. Landback
Rev. Timothy E. Ryan
Rev. Nicola Tran

May 14, 2011
Rev. Iain Robert Highet
Rev. Diego Jimenez Olaya
Rev. George Sombe Mukuka
Rev. Anthony John Smith
Rev. Robert LaMar Turner II

May 15, 2010
Rev. Joseph John Cretella, Jr.
Rev. Carlos Andres Echavarria Ocampo
Rev. Thomas William Hickey
Rev. Sebastian Klaudiusz Kos
Rev. John Edward Paha




What the
Office of Vocations
is About

Oficina de Vocaciones in espanol

The Archdiocese of Hartford welcomes inquiries from young men seeking to serve the Church as priests. We also would like to help direct those men and women in discerning a vocation in the consecrated life as a religious sister, brother or deacon.
To talk about a priestly or religious vocation, contact Father Anthony J. Smith at 860-761-7456 or by email at vocations@aohct.org.

Office of Vocations   Archdiocese of Hartford   467 Bloomfield Ave.   Bloomfield, CT 06002-2903   860-761-7456