Campaign Overview

Called by Name is an diocesan-wide campaign to identify men who could be called to be readers, subdeacons, deacons, and priests.

  • Bishop François is asking all parishes to participate over two weekends.
  • Parishioners are asked to submit the names of faithful men in their parishes. 
  • Parishioners can use the response cards provided to write down names, or scan the QR code on the response cards to submit names online.
  • The Vocations Team will follow up directly with these men and as appropriate, and invite them to discern more deeply.


Campaign Timeline

December 30: Parishes receive Called by Name box

  • This box will include response cards for the in-pew appeal
  • Also includes homily ideas and sample announcements.

January 7: Announcement Weekend

  • Include Bishop François’s letter in bulletin & post on social media
  • Read announcement provided at all Divine Liturgies
  • Prepare volunteers to hand out response cards the following weekend

January 14: Called by Name Sunday

  • Make cards available at all Divine Liturgies
  • Read announcement at all Divine Liturgies
  • Preach on vocations and share your vocation story
  • Ask parishioners to submit names using cards or online form


Return Response Cards

Parishes – please mail back Called by Name response cards to our partners at Vianney Vocations, who are helping with the campaign:

Vianney Vocations
3425 Bannerman Rd., Suite 105
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Thank you!