Vocations & Discernment

"God has created you to know and love Him in a totally unique way and has given you a mission that only you can fulfill. You will never regret taking time to discover the gift of your vocation." - "A Season of Discernment", Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus

"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope." -Jeremiah 29:11

 

If you would like to talk with someone about vocations and discernment, Fr. Tony, Sr. Carrie, or Jenna Leighton (Youth Minister) would be happy to speak with you. You may call or e-mail any of us. 

 


General Resources:

Archdiocesan Vocation Office website: www.10000vocations.org

Prayer for Discernment: http://www.10000vocations.org/prayers-for-vocations.html

 


Resources and Events for Women:

 

Quo Vadis Camp for Young Women - Date TBD for Summer 2019

"Quo Vadis" means "where are you going?". Knowing that God has a plan for each of us, we invite you to consider joining other young men and women to lift up this question. Quo Vadis Camp for Young Women is an opportunity for girls ages 14-17 to question where they are going and learn how to listen to God's call. Quo Vadis will help you know what it means to discern a vocation. It is a camp experience to learn that nothing is more important than discovering God's will for your life - and living it! The week for young women is led by the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus. The camp is held at St. John Vianney Seminary on the beautiful grounds of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The week includes Mass, Adoration, spiritual talks, field trips and recreation. 

 

Miriam Dinner - Tuesday, October 2nd (5-9pm)

A dinner event with Archbishop Hebda on Tuesday, February 6th,  for women, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning consecrated life.

 

Women’s Discernment Retreat - February 1st-3rd, 2019

A one day retreat for women, ages 16 – 35, with talks by consecrated women from a variety of Religious Orders.  Retreat location is Maternity of Mary in St. Paul. 

 


Resources and Events for Men:

 

Quo Vadis Camp for Young Men - Date TBD for Summer 2019

"Quo Vadis" means "where are you going?". Knowing that God has a plan for each of us, we invite you to consider joining other young men and women to lift up this question. Quo Vadis Camp for Young Men is an opportunity for boys ages 14-17 to question where they are going and learn how to listen to God's call. Quo Vadis will help you know what it means to discern a vocation. It is a camp experience to learn that nothing is more important than discovering God's will for your life - and living it! The week for young men is led by Fr. David Blume (Director of Vocations) and Archdiocesan Seminarians. The camp is held at St. John Vianney Seminary on the beautiful grounds of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The week includes Mass, Adoration, spiritual talks, field trips and recreation. 

 

Operation Andrew Dinner - Tuesday, November 20th

A dinner event with Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens and Father David Blume, for men, ages 16 – 50, who are discerning the priesthood. 

 

Vianney Visit - November 15th-17th, 2018 and February 14th-16th, 2019

For high school Sophomores through college age men (ages 16 – 24) to take a closer look at college seminary.  Spend a few days at St. John Vianney Seminary on the University of St. Thomas Campus and attend Mass, prayer and spiritual conferences with the seminarians.