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“Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him, come, follow me” (Mk 10:21)

In the Gospel story we see that the young man, having affirmed that he has kept the commandments, adds: “What do I still lack?” (Mt 19:20) That young heart, moved by God’s grace, felt a desire for greater generosity, more commitment, greater love. This desire for more is characteristic of youth; a heart that is in love does not calculate, does not begrudge, it wants to give of itself without measure. -- Pope John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is committed to assisting men who are interested in discerning God's call to serve as a diocesan priest. If you are interested in learning more about the Diocesan Priesthood, or if you would like to discuss your thoughts about becoming a priest, please contact the Diocesan Office of Vocations.

Father Seamus Griesbach
Director of the Office of Vocations

Contact the Office of Vocations:
Call: 207-773-6471
Fax: 207.773.0182

Mailing Address:
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
Office of Vocations
510 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME 04103