Community Events

Discernment Opportunity for Young Women

September 20 – 22, 2019
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo

Single women age 18-28 who are seeking to do God's will are invited to attend the Fiat Ministries Discernment Retreat. Religious sisters from various religious orders assist at the retreat by giving talks, leading small groups, giving their testimonies, and providing a joyful witness of what it means to be a consecrated Religious Sister. The Fiat Discernment Retreat seeks to foster prayer, self-knowledge, and authentic discernment in young women to re-center their focus back on God and the universal call to holiness. The cost of the retreat is $25 which includes meals, lodging and materials. Registration and more information can be found at Please share the flyer and brochure.

Miriam Dinner

Monday, October 1
6 – 8:30 p.m. 
Holy Cross Catholic Church, NE Minneapolis

The Miriam Dinner, hosted by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Bishop Andrew Cozzens and Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, is an event for women, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning consecrated life. It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, consecrated religious, or youth minister. The evening begins with prayer, followed by dinner with consecrated women sharing their vocations testimonies. Priests, deacons and consecrated women in the Archdiocese are encouraged to invite women, ages 16 – 35, who present a sincere interest in consecrated life. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with Evening Prayer at Holy Cross Catholic Church, followed by dinner in Kolbe Hall, and conclude with a tour of Bethany House (Women’s Discernment House) with dessert and coffee.

Register online before September 26. Email [email protected] or call the Office of Vocations at 651-962-6890. Please share the flyer. For discerners under age 18, please provide the parental consent and indemnity form.

The Catholic Cemeteries: Pre-planning Seminars

Staff and parishioners are invited to register for a free “no obligation” educational seminar about funeral and cemetery options. Click here to register (space is limited).
Attend one of these workshops, or The Catholic Cemeteries will partner with you to schedule a workshop at your parish. Call The Catholic Cemeteries for more information at 651-228-9991.