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: 2017 & 2018
Check out the FargoVocations events on Facebook.

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. More information can be found here or register here.

   Next weekend is February 9 - 11, 2018.

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.  For more information, click here. If you are interested in attending, please contact your pastor and click here.

   February 1, 2018 in Devils Lake;  5:30 pm to 8 pm
   February 25, 2018 in Fargo; 5:30 pm to 8 pm

Miryam Dinner 

Bishop Folda and Fr. Kurtis Gunwall invite women, ages 16-40, who are open to consecrated religious life to attend a Miryam Dinner.  This event will be held at the bishop's residence.  This will be an evening of prayer and dinner with consecrated religious women sharing their vocation stories and answering your questions.  It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, consecrated religious or friend.  For more information click here or register here.

     March 11, 2018 in Napoleon; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Collar Classic

Save the date! The Annual Collar Classic Basketball Game (priests vs. 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! 

  DiocesanPriest.com serves ordinary men who are responding to their call to holiness and offers guidance for the question:  Is Jesus calling me to be a Catholic Priest?  To see videos that can offer encouragement and direction, click here

I Will Follow

I Will Follow, is a short film we have created to encourage men to consider a vocation to the priesthood. It is an excerpt from Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed, which presents the Mass and the priesthood to Catholic teens.