Is God calling you to serve His Church as priest?
Do you know someone who would make a great priest?
Are you the family member or friend of a man discerning a vocation to the priesthood and religious life?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
Please explore these pages for answers to many of your vocations questions. Another good first step is to contact Paulist Fr. Dat Tran, our vocation director, at (212) 757-4260 or email@example.com.
If you are the parent, family member or friend of someone discerning a call to the priesthood or religious life, be sure to check out these features and interviews created just for you.
Meet our awesome group of current seminarians and novices!
Our vocations application process involves prayer, meetings, interviews and more.
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Meet the Vocation Director
Paulist Fr. Dat Tran is our vocation director. He seeks out and works with men around the United States and Canada who are discerning a vocation to serve the Church as a Paulist Father.
Fr. Dat was ordained a priest in May, 2011. In his first assignment, he served as associate pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Los Angeles. After three years in that role, he became associate pastor at Newman Hall-Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California, Berkeley (where, as a student, he first met our community).
Learn more about Fr. Dat’s life and his own vocation story at this profile.
Fr. Dat can be reached at (212) 757-4260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about vocations and discernment! You may use the form below or you can reach our vocation director, Paulist Fr. Dat Tran, at (212) 757-4260 or email@example.com.
You may want to reach out to one of our associate vocation directors, perhaps one who lives and works in your city or region.
Watch highlights from the special September 2019 Mass that saw Paulist seminarian Paolo Puccini ordained a transitional deacon.
Watch highlights of the special liturgy on September 6, 2019, at which our seminarians made their professions or "promises" to our missionary society.
Meet Paulist Fr. Bob O'Donnell, a Catholic campus minister at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
As Paulist Fathers seminarian Paolo Puccini draws ever nearer to ordination as a priest, he and his loved ones reflect on his journey.
Watch a recording of our 2019 Promises Mass, celebrated September 6, 2019, at St. Joseph's Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Watch the full video of the September 7, 2019 Mass that saw Paolo Puccini, C.S.P., ordained a transitional deacon.
The trio "signed in" during a Mass on Saturday afternoon, August 24, in the chapel at St. Joseph Seminary in Washington, D.C.
In this interview, Paulist Fr. Bob O'Donnell talks about his priesthood, mentoring young people on campus, and how love of sport can form unlikely bonds.