Learn More About Vocations In Atlanta

The goal of the Serra Atlanta organization is to foster and promote vocations in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. We ask that you regularly join us in praying for our current and future priests by praying this prayer:

Prayer For Our Priests

Oh God, who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant, we beseech Thee, through the intercession of Blessed Junipero Serra and all the saints, an increase in laborers for Your Church – fellow laborers with Christ to spend themselves for souls, through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the Unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

There are many other ways you can help, and plenty of sources for additional information about vocations in Atlanta including:

Vocations Test
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
President’s Letter

For more information about vocations in Atlanta, please contact Fr. Tim Hepburn, Vocations Director, at:

Rev. Tim Hepburn
Vocations Director
Archdiocese of Atlanta
2401 Lake Park Dr. S.E.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Ongoing Ministry – Elijah Cup Program

The purpose of the Elijah Cup, a consecrated chalice, is to provide a focal point for pray.

We are all aware of the need for vocations to the priesthood, the diaconate and the religious life. However, sometimes we forget just how powerful praying for an increase in vocations can be. If we pray with the faith of the widow of Zarepath, in 1 Kings 17, our cup will never run dry! We will always have priests to bring us Jesus in the Eucharist.

The 2nd Vatican Council instructs us that it is the job of the Laity to pray for and raise up vocations, and this was echoed by Pope John Paul II in many of his teachings.

For more information about the Elijah Cup program and how to start a Ministry in your Parish, visit our Elijah Cup page.