Vocations Committee

Called to a ministry of fostering vocations, especially to ordained ministry and religious life. The committee's tasks include organizing a campaign of prayer for vocations, creating Parish awareness of vocations, and inviting individuals to consider the call to be a priest, deacon, sister, or brother.

Interested in helping promote or pray for Vocations? Please contact Dcn. Paul and Sharon Friedrich at 916.481.5115 or via email at deaconpaul@olaparish.net.

National Vocations Awareness Week

National Vocations Awareness Week is November 6-12, 2022.  Deacon Paul and Sharon Friedrich have created a resource guide for the OLA community.  Join us in praying for and supporting vocations at OLA!

National Vocations Awareness Week Resource Guide


Deacon Paul and Sharon attended the 9th Annual Diocesan Vocations Benefit Dinner at Good Shepherd Church in Elk Grove on 6/18/22. Hosted by the local Knights of Columbus chapter, they chatted with current seminarians including Brendan Condon and Ivan Franco who are staying with Father Eduino this summer. Check out the photos that include Bishop Soto, Ivan, and Benjamin!

Please continue to pray for vocations (ordained, consecrated, married, and single life) so that our Catholic Church worldwide thrives and is nurtured, and especially pray for those in our OLA community to hear God’s gentle whispers and to respond. Interested in joining the Vocations Committee? Contact Deacon Paul and Sharon at deaconpaul@olaparish.net or 916.481.5115 for more info.

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Vocations Prayer

Loving God, You speak to us and nourish us through the life of this church community. In the name of Jesus, we ask you to send your Spirit to us so that men and women among us, young and old, will respond to your call to service and leadership in the church. We pray, especially, in our day, for those who hear your invitation to be a priest, sister, brother, or deacon; and also for those called to be a spouse or single person. May those who are opening their hearts and minds to your call be encouraged and strengthened through our enthusiasm in your service.  Amen.

Interested in Helping Pray for Vocations?

Please contact Deacon Paul and Sharon Friedrich at 916-481-5115, or via email at deaconpaul@olaparish.net.

Pray With Us!

Pray with Us! Holy Rosary with Fr. Eduino, Fr. Memo. (Response in Portuguese)

World Day Prayer for Vocations Holy Hour at OLA

Holy Hour for Vocations at OLA