How Can I Support Vocations?

Your support is critical to ensuring that we have well formed, faith-filled, pastoral priests to serve the people of God in central and southwest Iowa for many years to come.

Download Seminarian Poster (English)   Download Seminarian Poster (Spanish)

Praying for Vocations

Diocese Prayer for Vocations

Available in English & Spanish

Holy Hour for Vocations

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful for Vocations

Monthly Prayer Intentions for Vocations

Other Ways to Support & Encourage Vocations

Encourage Vocations

If you know of a young man who you think would make a good priest, let him know! Many of our seminarians say they were told they'd make a good priest before they applied for the seminary.

Send Our Seminarians Mail

Download a list of Des Moines Diocese seminarians' mailing addresses, home parishes, and birthdays - send them a prayerful note of support!

Join A Serra Club

The Serra Club mission is to foster and affirm vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life, and through this ministry, assist members’ common Catholic faith.

Make a Financial Gift

The approximate cost for one seminarian to enter into and complete training is $600,000. Every gift is a contribution to the spiritual well-being of our parishioners.