What is a vocation?

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another” (John 15:16-17).

A “vocation” is a “calling” from God, and it’s your most important purpose in life because it’s God’s purpose for your life. We didn’t come with an instruction manual; however, we know we were made to be happy by fulfilling God’s special plan for our lives. Learning how to hear God’s “calling” and respond to it is what Vocation is all about.


The Body of Christ is many parts but one whole.  We are priests, religious sisters and brothers, single persons and married ones.  All of these vocations are working together to build up God’s Kingdom here on earth by responding to the particular vocation God has in mind for us.

Whether you are currently living your vocation or trying to understand how to discover it, Vocation is an essential part of the St. Malachy CLOVER model.  We help one another to discover and respond one day at a time to the special vocation God has called each of us to.

Discerning God's Plan for your life


Interested in learning more about the priestly vocation? Contact Fr. Mike Keutcher (Archdiocesan Vocations Director) or Fr. Dan Bedel (Indy West Vocations Director)