Fishers of Men

The Bishops’ Committee on Vocations presents a program for parishes to actively invite men to consider a vocation to the priesthood. This program is entitled Priestly Life and Vocations Summit: Fishers of Men. This project is a presbyteral workshop which utilizes the appreciative inquiry method of asking priests about their most positive experiences in the priesthood.

It is the hope of the Bishops’ Committee on Vocations that this project will bring about a renewal of the priests in the United States and also lead to the regeneration of priesthood itself. This presbyteral workshop is based on interviews with priests. The actual convocation with the priest includes their testimonies of positive priestly experiences, establishing strategies for promoting priestly vocations, and creating a structure within the presbyterate for inviting men to consider the priesthood.

Click here to view the Fishers of Men video (18:18)
Click here to view the Fishers of Men trailer (2:52)
Click here for a general set of discussion questions.
Click here for discussion questions for priests.

To learn more about the program, click here