Through the sacrament of Baptism, each person receives "a call", or vocation. All are called to holiness and to serve. This call can be lived out in a variety of ways: as a married or single person, or as a priest, brother, or sister.
The following sections provide some direction for the heart and mind ready to ask and answer the question, "Who does God want me to be?"
Upcoming Vocation Events: 2018 & 2019
Vianney Discernment Weekend
Young men, ages 16-40 are invited to Maryvale Convent in Valley City, ND for one weekend in February of each year to hear about seminary life and the priesthood. If you feel you are open to God's call but have not done anything to actively discern it, this weekend is for you. Contact your parish priest or the vocation director for information or to register.
February 15 - 17, 2019.
Operation Andrew Dinners
Bishop John Folda will host two or three dinners a year for young men who are open to the priesthood. The dinners serve as an opportunity to hear about the priesthood and ask questions to Bishop Folda and other priests. If you are interested in attending, please contact your pastor or vocation director.
Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Fargo; 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Devils Lake; 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Napoleon; 6:00 pm to 8 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 in Fargo; 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Bishop Folda and Fr. Kyle Metzger, the director of vocations, invite women ages 16-30 who are open to religious life to join them for an evening of prayer and dinner at the Bishop’s House. They will be joined by consecrated religious women sharing their own vocation stories of discernment. It is typical for women to be accompained by their pastor, a consecrated religious, or a friend. For more information contact the vocation director.
Thursday, December 6, 2018; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Save the date! The Annual Collar Classic Basketball Game between the priests and seminarians will be held Thursday, December 27, 2018, in the main gym at Shanley High School in Fargo. Tip-off is 7 pm. This is a free event with half-time challenges for spectators of all ages. Mark your calendar for a fun-filled family evening. Hope to see you there!