Youth and Vocation Ministry

“The awakening of vocations is one of the characteristic missions of the Congregation… By their prayer and the testimony of their lives, the religious and the communities are responsible for the awakening of vocations.” (Rule of Life #133-134)

“Our religious consecration at the Assumption, inspired by love of Christ and all that he loved the most, the Virgin Mary and the Church, impels us to make him known and loved by the proclamation of the Gospel. There exists a very particular joy in working with young people, being at their side and coming to discover what gives real meaning to their lives. That is why each community is called to place special emphasis on entering into contact with young people today, on nourishing warm relationships with them and taking care to help them along their way.” (General Chapter, 2017, par. 63)

Each Assumptionist local community, in their particular way, are called to engage in youth and vocation ministry. Here in the United States, we encounter young people in the classroom, in campus ministry settings, in the parish, in mission and service-learning trips, and in pilgrimages. Even our retired community are happy to welcome young people who seek the wisdom of our elder brothers who are always willing to pray with them. We also extend the gift of living in an apostolic community to young men through our residency program in Boston. Our communities are open to welcome young people who seek to discern God’s call for them.

More information:

Residency Program – Our community in Brighton hosts a residency program that houses young men studying or working in the area who would prefer living in a Catholic community. Please contact Br. Blair at residency@assumption.us for inquiries and more info.

Volunteer Program – The communities where Assumptionists live and work provide a network of opportunities for interested young men and women to volunteer and participate in our mission.

  • Assumptionists Shelter for Migrants – El Paso, Texas
Volunteers Preparing food for migrants

Assumptionist Service Trip members preparing food for the migrants – June 2022

  • Work with Indigenous people of Veracruz – Tlilapan, Mexico
Mountains around the Indigenous people of Veracruz

Mountains surrounding the Indigenous communities of Veracruz, Mexico

  • The Assumptionist Mission in Jerusalem – St. Peter in Galicantu, Israel
St. Peter's in Galicantu, Israel

St. Peter’s in Galicantu, Israel

For more detailed information, please contact: vocations@assumption.us

Pilgrimages – We are organizing pilgrimages for World Youth Day 2023 and other shrines and holy places in Europe.

Vocation Ministry