Holy Name Roman Catholic Church


Listening to God's Whisper . . .


The Holy Name Pastoral Council determined in February of 2002 the need to establish a parish vocations committee.  The purpose of this committee, a cooperative effort of Holy Name Parish and the local council of the Knights of Columbus, was to develop an awareness in the parish of not only the need for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life, but a parish-wide involvement in prayer for vocations.



Personal Stories of Vocation

Click on a link below to read personal accounts of people you may know

who have heard and responded to "God's Whisper"

Monsignor Arnold Gaus Father Matthew Reese Sr. Marjorie McGuire
Deacon Thomas Buige Brother Augustine Lieb Father Nathan Malavolti, TOR
Fr. Timothy Harris, TOR Brother Allan Wirfel  



All parish members are invited to join in prayer with many others of the parish.  The following prayer is offered for your use.

Prayer for vocations

Heavenly Father, bless your Church with an abundance of holy and
zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.  Give those you have called
to the married state and those you have chosen to live as single persons in the world,
the special graces that their lives require.  Form us all in the likeness of your Son so that in Him,
with Him and through Him, we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully,
always and everywhere.  With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord.


Also, click here to see the Parish Prayer for Vocations, prayed at each mass during 2006.



Following is a list of locations where individuals who feel an interest in vocations may seek information on vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life:

Click here for the Diocesan Vocation Page

Meet Our Religious Brothers & Priests:

Fr. Brian Saylor
Director of Vocations
Prince Gallitzin Chapel House
P.O. Box 99
Loretto, PA  15940
Phone:  814-472-5441
Franciscan Friars,
Third Order Regular, T.O.R.
Immaculate Conception Province
St. Bernadine Monastery, Newry, PA
Phone:  814-695-3992
Franciscan Friars
Third Order Regular, T.O.R.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Province
T.O.R. Vocations Office
Loretto, PA
Phone:  814-472-9527
Benedictine Monks of
St. Vincent Archabbey (O.S.B.)
Phone:  724-532-6600
Penn State Catholic Community
State College, PA
Phone:  814-865-4281
Legionaires of Christ
U.S. Headquarters
393 Derly Avenue
Orange, CT 06447

Religious Life For Women:


Carmelite Community of the Word (C.C.W.)
Center, Gallitzin, PA
Phone:  814-886-4098


Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, (S.S.C.J.)
Sacred Heart Province
866 Cambria St.
Cresson, PA
Phone:  814-886-4223

Little Sisters of Jesus (L.S.J.)
Tunnel Hill, Gallitzin
, PA
Phone:  814-886-4679



Sisters of Mercy of The Americas (R.S.M.)
McAuley Hall, Cresson
, PA
Phone:  814-886-4159
or Phone:  1-800-795-6279

Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden (CSJ)
O.L. of Alleghenies Convent
Lilly, PA   Phone:  814-886-582


Sisters of St. Ann (SSA)
St. Ann, Ebensburg, PA
Phone:  814-472-9354


Discaled Carmelite Nuns
Carmel of St. Theresa Lisieux
P.O. Box 57
Loretto, PA 15940-0057



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