Vocations

Ordination

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: 2016
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Operation Andrew Dinners

Bishop John Folda will be present on the dates and locations listed below for dinner with young men open to the priesthood.   The dinners serve as an opportunity to hear about the priesthood and ask questions to Bishop Folda and othe priests .  If you are interested in attending, please contact your pastor. For online registration, click here.

Feb 12

Grand Forks

March 19

Napoleon

March 26

Harvey

Discernment Weekend for Young Adults - Men & Women

St. Paul's Newman Center has organized a discernment retreat for young men and women to spend time in prayer and hear a series of talks on vocational discernement.  The retreat will be held in Hankinson, ND at the Franciscan Retreat Center at the end of the semester, December 17-19.  Join us.  Contact St. Paul's Newman Center for more information, 701-235-0142

Vianney Discernment Weekend

Young men, ages 16-40 are invited to Maryvale Convent in Valley City, ND the weekend of February 17-19 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.

Serra Dinners to Support of Vocations

The Serra Club hosts a monthly dinner with a vocation story by one of our local clergy or religious. The dinners will be at Sts. Anne & Joachim on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. There is a meal (free will offering), a short vocation story, and ideas to encourage vocations in your parish or family.

  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.