Office of Vocations

by DioceseofVenice | February 1, 2012 12:01 pm

Do not be afraid of joy! That joy which the Lord gives us when we allow him to enter our life. Let us allow him to enter our lives and invite us to go out to the margins and proclaim the Gospel.
Pope Francis

 Please visit our new Vocations website!


Welcome! The Vocations Office is committed to creating a culture of vocations in the Diocese of Venice where everyone prays, thinks, and acts to nurture, encourage, and invite vocations. While embracing a understanding of vocation that includes marriage, the single life, and other grace-filled ministries of the laity, we are dedicated especially to encouraging those young men and women who express a particular interest in the ordained and consecrated life.

2017 Seminarians


Diocese of Venice Seminarians Prepare for Summer Assignments at the 2016 Seminarian Convocation

Is God calling you to be a Catholic Priest?

For more information, please contact us at the Vocations Office.


Fr. Eric Scanlan

Vocations Director

Tel: (941) 486-4720


Suzanne Thompson

Administrative Assistant



Office Hours: M,F: 9am-1pm & T-TH: 12pm-4pm


Diocese of Venice Office of Vocations
1000 Pinebrook Road
Venice, FL 34285
Fax: (941) 484-1121

We encourage you also to visit and for resources on discerning the priestly vocation.


2016-2017 Seminarian Poster



Do you feel called to religious or consecrated life?

Please visit Vision Vocation Network!

Sister Gema Maria de Jesus Ruiz, Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of MatarĂ¡, is seen with a young "nun" and "angel" at the St. Michael Parish Hallows Eve Festival in Wauchula on Oct. 31.


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