Responding to your Vocation Match at the time of the Pandemic

Dear Vocation Seeker!

Believe it or not, life will go on and your calling to serve the Lord is as real now as when you first reached out.  I have decided to reach out to you to assure you that you are not forgotten.  Your Vocation Match was sent to me and I need not explain to you what has happened in the months weeks, and days since that request.

I will send you a note with some discernment material and some information about the Salesians of Don Bosco, a mission dedicated to bringing Christ to the young and finding Him in the young.

Please feel free to call or text me on my personal cell phone so I can answer your questions directly.  (510) 725-5520

What should you do in the meantime?

  • Keep praying
  • Keep longing
  • Pray for the world and those offering their lives to save others
  • Reach out in any way you can to alleviate the suffering of others
  • Take care of your health and be vigilant about your self-care
  • Read Jeremiah 29:11-14 and believe the Lord’s promise there.

Soon, as restrictions are minimized, we will return to opportunities to meet for Discernment Retreats and Experiences.  However, you are always welcome to “see” me on FaceTime or we can set up a Zoom Conference.
Don’t give up!  Give this moment for searching the attention it requires!  The Lord is speaking to all of us and he is speaking to you.  Remember, don’t hesitate to call me!
Stay safe, stay sane, stay selfless, be saints!
God’s peace be with you.  I am waiting to hear from you!

Fr. John Roche, SDB
Vocation Director

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