At Rich Leonardi's Ten Reasons, he has this post on vocations, particularly for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
In the comments, Father Kyle Schnippel (whose site is here), thanks Rich for his good words about our diocese's relative success in recent years, but adds, "we could be doing much better."
I agree with my friend and brother priest. They are there; you and I and all of us have to dedicate ourselves to assisting them.
Pray. Invite. Encourage. Support the priesthood. (When someone bashes a priest, how can a young man, hearing that, find that encouraging?)
Sacrifice. Offer penance. Promote the priesthood in what you say about it, and how you regard it. Support your priest -- yes, even if, and despite the fact that, you find faults in him.
Tell your sons, grandsons, brothers, nephews, uncles, that you think being a priest is swell, and you would be thrilled if they were a priest. Tell your children stories about the heroism of priests. Fr. Mychal Judge died at 9/11, because he was assisting others who were suffering and dying.
When you meet a man, young or not-so, and you think he might be a good priest, TELL HIM. No pressure; just encouragement. You never know.
When you meet a boy, and you find out his name, say, "Gee, 'Father Josh' has a good sound to it, doesn't it?" He'll grin, and usually nod. Who knows?
Add this prayer at every meal: "Please send us more holy priests!" Six words. You can memorize that, and tell it to others.
Our auxiliary bishop, Carl Moeddel, pointed out one time in a homily at the seminary, that when our Lord said, "pray to the Lord of the harvest for more workers," it was one of the few times Jesus told us, specifically, something to pray for; Bishop Moeddel added, "we should pay attention to that."
Next week is Vocation Promotion Week; but that's what every week should be.