St. Monica & St. Andrew Society



St. Monica prayed for decades for the conversion of her son, St. Augustine, who eventually became a priest, bishop, doctor of the Church and saint. St. Andrew the Apostle invited his brother Peter to follow Jesus, and it was that simple invitation from one brother to another which gave us our first pope.
You are invited to join the St. Monica & St. Andrew Society and, under their patronage, help to develop a culture of vocations in our diocese founded in prayer and invitation. Members are asked to make the following commitments:

  • Pray daily for vocations in our diocese.
  • Invite one person to consider the priesthood or religious life, or send one note of encouragement to someone from our diocese in formation every month.
  • Organize or attend public prayer for vocations in your parish once per month.
  • Help, as you are able, with the vocations activities of the diocese.

Members of will receive a prayer card for our 2023-24 seminarians and regular email updates with prayer requests. Please email or call 989-705-3500 or with any questions.

Special Prayers for Vocations

Prayer for Seminarians
A prayer for our seminarians written by the Most Rev. Bishop Jeffrey Walsh
Sixth Bishop of Gaylord

Prayer for Vocations
A prayer for vocations written by the Most Rev. Bishop Bernard Hebda
Fourth Bishop of Gaylord

Pray Daily for Clergy and Religious
Let us show our love and appreciation for our clergy and religious by joining our voices in prayer and thanksgiving for those who serve us as well as those who are discerning their vocation.