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Are you concerned about the shortage of priests, deacons and religious vocations in our Church?

What are YOU willing to do about it? A good start is for us to join together and pray! Join with other Catholics throughout the Diocese of Davenport in asking our Lord to bless us with an abundance of committed priests, deacons and religious.

In the words of Pope John Paul:

"Considering that the Eucharist is the greatest gift our Lord gives to his Church, we must ask for priests since the priesthood is a gift for the Church. We must pray insistently for this gift. We must ask for it on our knees."

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Upcoming Events listed at bottom of page.


If you would like me to come to your school or Religious Education classes, please let me know. I am here to do all I can to help you in promoting vocations.


Thanks so much for your help in promoting vocations!


Fr. Thom Hennen

Vocations Director


or email: hennen@davenportdiocese.org


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Upcoming Events

∑         Jan. 16-18, Exploring Priesthood Weekend, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL. Contact Fr. Thom if interested in attending.


∑         Jan. 24-25, Quest Retreat for 8th and 9th graders, Riverside, IA.  See http://www.davenportdiocese.org/faithform/Quest.htm or email Don, boucher@davenportdiocese.org for more information.


∑         Jan. 25-31, Catholic Schools Week.  Check with your local parochial school for upcoming activities.


∑         Feb. 14-16, (T)eens (E)ncounter (C)hrist retreat for high school juniors through college freshmen.  See http://www.davenportdiocese.org/faithform/TEC.htm or email Barb, butterworthb@davenportdiocese.org for more information.


∑         Apr. 18-20, Encounter with Godís Call, Conception Seminary, Conception, MO.  Contact Fr. Thom if interested in attending


Help Promote vocations in our diocese, in your parish, and in your home.

  • Take time to pray for, speak positively about and encourage actively vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.
  • Reflect on your own vocation and strengthen your personal relationship with Christ.
  • Educate our young people about the importance of silent prayer and taking the time to truly listen to God's voice in our hearts.

Upcoming Holy Hours for Vocations: No Holy Hours currently scheduled contact Fr. Thom


Please visit our Vocational links page for additional sites to visit.