October 26, 2015

Exploring Priesthood Weekend — Mundelein Seminary

Date: October 30, 2015 thru November 1, 2015 Location: Mundelein Seminary, 1000 East Maple Avenue, Mundelein, IL 60060 Exploring Priesthood Weekend is a retreat designed to help men discern God’s call to the diocesan priesthood. To be called by God to serve him as a priest means to have one’s soul stirred deep within. Throughout a weekend of prayer, discussion, […]

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October 22, 2015

New Orleans archdiocese: forever changed by Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — They are calling it “Kat 10” — Hurricane Katrina plus 10 years — which carries with it the double meaning of an ominous meteorological warning. How could a Category 5 storm that engulfed the entire Gulf of Mexico but dropped in intensity to a Category 3 just before landfall on Aug. 29, 2005 […]

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October 19, 2015

Prayer Evening with the Joliet Franciscan Sisters

Date: October 27, 2015 Location: Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435 Prayer Evening Joliet Franciscan Sisters Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate May 26 @ 7:00 pm Join us for an hour of prayer and reflection each month (fourth Tuesday of the month) at the Joliet Franciscan Center, 1433 Essington Road in Joliet. Reservations are […]

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October 19, 2015

Monastic Vocation Discernment Retreat—Benedictine Monks of Mount Angel Abbey

Date: October 23, 2015 thru October 25, 2015 Times: 12:00pm – 12:00pm Location: Mount Angel Abbey, One Abbey Drive, St. Benedict, OR 97373 You are welcome to attend a Discernment Retreat and learn more about our life as a Benedictine monk. There is no Charge. You come as a guest of Mount Angel Abbey. October 23 – 25, 2015 (Fall […]

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October 15, 2015

Practical Ways of Discerning

Discernment requires asking God what will make you happy. People faithfully discern God’s will by bringing Him in the decision through: Prayer: Prayer, especially in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Praying the Rosary, staying in touch with Our Lady, whose total surrender to God is a model for all followers of Christ. […]

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October 8, 2015

Men’s Discernment Dinner

Date: October 14, 2015 Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: Borromeo House, 905 Duncan Lane, Austin, TX For single, Catholic men (ages 18 and older) with an openness to a priestly vocation and discernment. Discipleship never tasted so good! RSVP to Fr. Jonathan at fr-jonathan-raia@austindiocese.org or (512) 949-2430.

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October 8, 2015

Discernment Weekend — Mother of God Monastery

Date: October 14, 2015 thru October 20, 2015 Times: 12:00pm – 12:00pm Location: Mother of God Monastery, 110 28th Ave SE, #59, Watertown, SD 57201 Join the Benedictine Sisters and take the time to learn how to listen to God through praying with Scriptures and through meditation to further explore where God is calling you in life. During the retreat, […]

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October 5, 2015

Priesthood Discernment Evening — Garden Grove, CA

Date: October 7, 2015 Time: 6:00pm Location: Christ Cathedral Pastoral Center, 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840 Men Interested in Diocesan Priesthood: The Vocations Office cordially invites you to the next “Priesthood Discernment” evening. The purpose is to familiarize interested men with the life, prayer, and possible call to Priesthood in the Diocese of Orange. There is no […]

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October 1, 2015

The USCCB on The Connection Between Family and Vocations

A lack of vocations follows from the breakdown of the family, yet where parents are generous in welcoming life, children will be more likely to be generous when it comes to the question of offering themselves to God: “Families must once again express a generous love for life and place themselves at its service above […]

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