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Diocesan Vocations Office

1501 S. Federal Way, Ste. 400
Boise, ID 83705
(208)  342-1311



Father Gerald Funke

 Vocation Director


Fr. Caleb Vogel 

 Vocation Director

 Discernment & Recruitment


Fr. Gerald Funke  


1501 S. Federal Way, Ste. 400

Boise, ID 83705

(208) 466-7031

Fr. Caleb Vogel


628 South Deakin St.

Moscow, ID 83843

(208) 521-5695






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Idaho Catholics are encouraged to participate in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in their parishes to pray for an increase of vocations in the diocese.

Prayers cards and other resources are available through the Vocation Office.



 Stations of the Cross













Stations of the Cross
for Vocations




Prayers for Vocations


Dear Lord, we pray:


For Bishop Mike, our priests, and our deacons. 
Strengthen them in their ministry.  Fill them with joy in your service. 
Bless them with deep faith and firm hope as they love your people
and seek the salvation of souls.


For men and women in religious life.  
Strengthen them in their ministries, their sacrifices, and their prayers.  
Make them joyful and devoted witnesses of your love.


For the seminarians of our diocese. 
Assist them and guide them in their studies, prayer, and formation.


For all people.
Help us to respond generously to your call.
Grant that we will do whatever you ask of us.


Holy Mary, Mother of God   …………………       
Pray for us


Holy Mary, Mother of the Church  ………………… 

Pray for us


Holy Mary, Mother of Vocations  ………………… 
Pray for us







St. Therese of Liseux 




St. John Vianney



Dear Lord, I pray:


That holy marriages will reflect your love in the world.


That loving parents and families will nurture vocations.


That young people will have open minds and hearts to your call.


That people who are single will be committed to joyful service.


That priests, deacons, and religious will be devoted examples of loving ministry.


That I will love you with all my heart, mind, and soul.




Daily Prayer Guide for Vocations

Daily Prayers for Vocations

Daily Vocation Prayers

for Families with Children


Seminary Websites

We currently have or have had seminarians in these seminaries in recent years.

  Mount Angel Seminary – Oregon


Sacred Heart Seminary - Wisconsin

Bishop White Seminary – Washington


The Pontifical North American College - Rome

St. Patrick’s Seminary – California

St. Meinrad Seminary – Indiana

Seminario Nacional Cristo Sacerdote - Colombia


University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary - Illinois


2013/14 Vocations poster

2013/14 Vocations poster

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Get to know our seminarians


Websites to Help in Discerning your Vocation

For Your Vocation 


Vocation Boom


Catholic Religious Vocation Network


Test Your Calling


Catholic Teens Thinking About Priesthood



 Vocation Websites 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Vocations


National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD)


Vocations Videos

Fishers of Men Vocations Video


Fishers of Men Video


Part 1    Part 2

Women of Mystery,

Women of Hope



The Catholic Priest Today Video


The Catholic Priest Today video