For Vocation Directors

Vocations Videos for Women

Vocations Videos for Men

Vocation Videos for Men: Elementary & Middle School

Why Become a Priest?  (2:29)

Dozens of priests respond to the question 'Why become a priest?' by talking straight into the camera—just as if they were talking to the viewer.  Their answers are inspiring.  Answers are given in English and also in Spanish and additional languages.


From Pro Soccer to the Priesthood: The Witness of Fr. Chase Hilgenbrinck  (5:13)

Powerful story of a young priest’s journey from being a top-level college athlete to being a pro soccer player in South America to receiving a call from God—and, finally, to becoming a priest; an excellent example for young men who might have stereotypical ideas regarding priestly vocations.


How to Start Discerning the Priesthood  (4:26)

An animated walk-through of the process of becoming a priest, from initial thoughts to ordination (schools and other entities mentioned are specific to the Archdiocese of Chicago, for which this video was produced).



World Youth Day Talk: Discovering Your Vocation  (5:18)

A USCCB / America magazine World Youth Day video in which Fr. James Martin, S.J., breaks down what the concept of ‘vocation’ is all about.  (“Vocation is really about becoming the person who God really wants you to become,” he says.)  He also discusses key discernment questions:  What do I like to do?  What gives me joy?  What makes me energized?

Top Ten Friar Questions  (9:39)

Humorous, informal, late-night-talk-show-esque ‘top ten’ list compiled by a young Franciscan.  In his video, he fields the ten questions about being a Franciscan that he’s most often asked by laypeople; his answers are detailed, conversational and down-to-earth.

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