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Idaho Seminarians at Mount Angel

Idaho Seminarians at Mount Angel

Vocations Office

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Vocations Office

Because a vocation is a serious commitment of one’s life to follow God’s call, proper effort and care are required to determine what God’s call is. This diligent consideration of what God is calling one to do is called vocational discernment.

Proper discernment requires a person to:

  • know and understand oneself – personality, strengths and weaknesses, inclinations, spirituality, mental ability, even physical health

  • know, understand, and love our Catholic Faith

  • understand the different vocations, what they entail, and what they mean for the lives of those who embrace them


Of course, this cannot happen instantaneously, so vocational discernment is not a quick and easy task. Once begun, it often takes months, and sometimes years to determine what route to begin. And once begun, it often takes years to determine the final answer to the question “what is my vocation?”

Thus, discernment requires study, prayer, and patience. And one cannot discern alone. The best way to discern is with help from the Church, ideally from a priest or someone trustworthy to help guide you. This spiritual director can help you to better understand yourself and where God is calling you.

Continue reading in this section of the website to learn more about vocations and discernment.

If you want help discerning where God may be leading you – from simple questions to more in-depth guidance – we can help! Contact us!


God works through both the ordinary and extraordinary in your life to lead you to the discovery of your vocation. Taking time to consider some simple questions can give good insight into where God is calling you.

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Vocations Office Resources

  • USCCB Promise to Protect Brochure
    The lay National Review Board was established in 2002. Comprised of lay men and woman it collaborates with the USCCB in preventing sexual abuse of minors by persons in service of the Church. Its responsibilities include advising, consulting, and offering recommendations to the bishops in matters of child and youth protection.
  • Diocese of Boise Brochure
    If you have questions, concerns or are unsure about making a complaint, please contact the Diocese of Boise, Director of Child, Youth and Adult Protection and Bryan Taylor, JCL, JD, PhD Are You A Victim?
  • Credibly Accused
    The following clergy have had credible allegations of engaging in or perpetrating child sexual abuse while working in or associated with the Diocese of Boise since the 1950s. Credibly Accused
  • Diocesan Review Board
    Members of the Diocesan Review Board for Sexual Misconduct Chair and Co-Chair: Bryan Taylor Board Members: Kathleen Curtis, LMSW Deacon Michael Eisenbeiss, PhD Scott Curtis, MSW Rev. Caleb Vogel Ex-Officio Members Stanley Welsh
  • Child Abuse Prevention Article
    The Diocese works to educate both adults, and children in age appropriate ways, about the reality and danger of abuse in our society. We are continually seeking to improve our education methods and materials, which we must report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) each year in an annual audit of diocesan Safe Environment programs around the country.
  • Resources for Parents
  • Grooming Behaviors

Vocations Contact Information

Cheri McCormack

Cheri McCormack

Administrative Assistant






Father Nathan Dail

Father Nathan Dail

Vocation Director




(208) 301-1993


Diocesan Pastoral Center

FAX: (208) 342-0224

1501 S. FEDERAL WAY, SUITE 400, BOISE, ID 83705

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