Called by Name is a diocesan-wide campaign to identify faithful young Catholics, both men and women, who could possibly be called to priesthood or consecrated life.

– Bishop Kihneman is asking all parishes to participate over two weekends.
– Parishioners are asked to submit the names of young people in high school or older.
– Parishioners can use envelopes to write down names, or scan the QR code on the envelope to submit names online.
– The Vocation Office will offer support to these young people and invite them to events.


Oct 9 Parishes receive Called by Name box
This box will include envelopes for the in-pew appeal, along with hardcopies of a sample Homily, Prayers of the Faithful, and Pulpit announcements.

Oct 14-15 Announcement Weekend
– Include Bishop Kihneman’s letter in bulletin & post on social media
– Read pulpit announcement at all Masses
– Prepare volunteers to make envelopes available at all Masses October 21-22

Oct 21-22 Called by Name Sunday
– Make envelopes available at all Masses
– Read pulpit announcement at all Masses
– Preach on vocations and share your vocation story
– Ask parishioners to submit names using envelopes or online form
– Include petitions in the Prayers of the Faithful


Thank you for your enthusiastic support for this important campaign!
Diocese of Biloxi • Office of Vocations