Understanding the Call

The word “vocation” comes from the Latin word vocare which means “to call.” All of us are called to live a holy life, a saintly life. But the Lord calls people to different “states of life” as the path by which they are to live out their vocation to holiness.

A calling to the sacred priesthood of Jesus Christ is one of the most beautiful gifts that a Catholic man can receive.  If you are discerning your vocation and are wondering if you are called to the priesthood, this website will provide you with resources that can help.

But the best place to begin for a man who is considering the priesthood is to speak directly with a priest. Consider contacting your parish priest or with one of the Vocation Directors of the Diocese of Jackson to discuss what God may have in store for you. Their information is on the "contact" page.

If you are interested in the permanent diaconate you can obtain information about the diocesan formation program by contacting Deacon John McGregor at: 601-939-3181 or john.mcgregor@jacksondiocese.org

You can also find links to more information about religious life on the "resources" page.