Vocations Ministry 

Our Vocations Ministry at St. Paul Parish fosters an awareness of the uniqueness of each person's call to holiness.  We offer resources and information which can help young people discern whether God is calling them to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, married life, or the single life.  Special attention is given to praying for ecclesial vocations or vocations to the religious and priestly life.  

All parishioners are encouraged to become active in Vocation Ministry, especially by praying daily for those discerning their vocation.


Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, You made each of us
to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.
We ask that You inspire
young people whom you call to
priesthood and consecrated life
to courageously follow Your will.

Send workers into Your great harvest
so that the Gospel is preached,
the poor are served with love,
the suffering are comforted,
and Your people are strengthened
by the sacraments.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


For more information regarding our Vocations Ministry please email Sister Theresa Betz at Vocations@StPaulChurch.com or contact the parish office at 813-961-3023.

Some resources for the upcoming National Vocations Awareness Weekend 






We lift up in our prayers Deacon Rajeev Philip our newly ordained Deacon preparing for his Priestly Ordination next June.

Our Pastor, Father Bill swengros during Deacon Rajeev Philip Ordiantion to the Diaconate on 2017

Fr. Felipe Gonzalez ordained in May 2016 by Bishop Emeritus Robert N. Lynch.  What a great joy for our family of St. Paul's!

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