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 menu to the right will guide you to more specific resources for each vocation.


Upcoming Vocation Events: 2019 & 2020


Ordination Liturgies

Holy Hour in Thanksgiving for Priests and Seminarians
    Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Transitional Diaconate Ordination
    Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Presbyterate Ordinations
    Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm

*All liturgies are at the Cathedral. 

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 14-16, 2020 

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 the vocation director.

   Sunday, October 24, 2019 in Fargo; 5:30 pm
   Monday, October 28, 2019 in Grand Forks; 5:15 pm
   Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Fargo; 5:30 pm 

Miryam Dinner 

Bishop Folda and Fr. Kyle Metzger, the director of vocations, invite women ages 16-30 who are open to the religious life to an evening of prayer, dinner, and fellowship. They will be joined by consecrated religious women sharing their own vocation stories of discernment. It is typical for women to be accompanied by their pastor, a consecrated religious, or a friend. For more information contact the vocation director.

     Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Napoleon; 5:30 pm
     Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Fargo; 5:30 pm (Rescheduled)
     Thursday, February 6, 2020 in Fargo; 5:30 pm (New Date)

Collar Classic

Save the date! The Annual Collar Classic Basketball Game between the priests and seminarians will be held Friday, December 27, 2020 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!