Diocese of Savannah


Called by Name is a diocesan-wide campaign to identify young Catholics, both men and women, who are actively living their Catholic faith.

  • Bishop Parkes 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.
  • This is not simply to identify future priests and sisters, but any young Catholic who may be a future leader, whatever their vocation may be.


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 Parkes’ letter in bulletin & post on social media
  • Read pulpit announcement at all Masses
  • Hand out Vocation Bulletins
  • 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