SERVICES

Expert Support for Vocation Offices

An Extension of Vocation Office Staff 

Most Vocation Directors have a long “wish list” of projects that they don’t have the time or expertise to accomplish. That’s exactly why Vianney Vocations exists. We act as an extension of your staff, bringing 10+ years of experience working with other Vocation Offices.  We help you:

  • Assess your current efforts and create a Vocation Plan
  • Re-ignite enthusiasm for fostering vocations throughout the diocese
  • Provide high-level digital and print communications
  • Ensure events are well-promoted and well-attended
  • Provide parishes and schools with high-quality resources

Essentially, we provide behind-the-scenes support for events, communications, planning, and more.

Since 2009, we have worked with over 100 dioceses. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, we’ll help you focus on the most effective ways to raise vocation awareness and reach young people.

Most Vocation Directors have additional assignments as pastors, chaplains, and diocesan curia. Vianney Vocations provides “background expertise” so that Vocation Directors can focus on their most important work: building relationships with young people as they discern whether to enter formation. 

SERVICES AREAS

Effective strategies & expert support to increase vocations 

ONLINE COMMUNICATION

Vocation Websites

Clean, beautiful, functional websites to serve as the hub of your online communications.

E-newsletters

Regular communication to inspire and educate candidates. We also have a version for vocation promoters. 

Social Media

Maintain your Facebook or Twitter account with fresh content about discernment, priesthood, and diocesan news. 

DESIGN & PROMOTION

Seminarian Posters

Beautiful seminarian posters, custom- designed with your theme. Includes enrollment in gopriest.com.

Promo Materials

Great-looking printed materials to promote events, encourage prayer, and inspire youth. 

Printing & Distribution

Fast, high-quality, inexpensive printing. Plus distribution to parishes and schools on your behalf. 

STRATEGY & PLANNING

Consultation

We assess the Vocation Office’s efforts in several key areas and help you clarify the areas to strengthen and prioritize. 

Vocation Plans

In consultation with you and your bishop, we help you develop a three-year plan that is practical, reasonable, and effective. 

Demographic Reports

Using historical data and trends within the diocese, we offer a clear projection of your need for priests for the next 20 years. 

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Clergy Conferences

Our clergy conferences focus on priestly identity and helping pastors become the “vocation directors” of their own parishes. 

Vocation Summits

We run Vocation Summits to re-ignite the laity’s focus on vocations. Includes event promotion to ensure robust attendance. 

Camps and Retreats

We promote and/or run Discernment Retreats and Vocation Camps for youth and young adults. 

GETTING STARTED WITH VIANNEY VOCATIONS

 

The first step is a phone call to talk about your diocesan situation and the needs of the Vocation Office. Contact Sam Alzheimer, 877-585-1551, sam@vianneyvocations.com.

For many projects, we can work via phone, video call, and email. For larger engagements, we often begin with an in-person meeting to get to know you, your staff, and the diocese.

In all our work, we always emphasize the dignity of the priesthood and the spiritual nature of God’s call. Our aim is to help you attract spiritually healthy men who will serve God’s people faithfully.

Renewing the Church by Inspiring Vocations