“What will you do with your life? What are your plans? Have you ever thought of committing your existence totally to Christ? Do you think that there can be anything greater than to bring Jesus to people and people to Jesus?”
-Saint Pope John Paul II
Discerning God’s Call
Not sure where God is calling you in your Vocation? Do you feel as though God is calling you to the Priesthood or the Religious Life? Or maybe you’re just not sure if the married or single life is where God is calling you?
Discerning God’s will in your life does not need to be done alone. The Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis has a wonderful “Office of Vocations” and is here to help! Check out 10,000 Vocations to learn more about discernment and to connect with people locally.
If you prefer, you can also connect with Fr. Paul Kammen here at the parish to talk about Vocations. Fr. Paul can be reached at Paul.Kammen@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-313-8466.
Quo Vadis Vocations Camp for 14-17 Year Olds
Save the Date! July 19-22, 2020
Registration will open in January
Cost is $150 per person (all meals included)
The first time many of our youth today are asked the question, “Where are you going?”, is usually at their High School graduation, posed as an inquiry as to which college they plan to attend in the Fall. How much better it would be if our Catholic youth were encouraged to ponder this fundamental question earlier! A Quo Vadis Camp experience for young men and women will provide them with this opportunity to question where they are going and instruct them on how to listen to God’s call to holiness. More information at http://www.10000vocations.org/quo-vadis.html
Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat
Male Seniors in HS on Up (to age 50)
Begins Saturday December 28th at 6pm and Ends Monday, December 30th at 1pm
Christ the King Retreat Center, Buffalo, MN
The Director of Vocations offers this annual retreat with talks by Archbishop Bernard Hebda. In addition to the talks given by the Archbishop, there will be times of prayer, an opportunity for the Rite of Reconciliation, times of recreation, and plenty of great food. The Archbishop’s Discernment Retreat is for men who are seniors in high school to age 50 and are discerning priesthood. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity to gain clarity in your discernment process and to meet other men who desire to follow Christ and to know his will for their lives. Register online at 10000vocations.org. Discernment Retreat 2019 Flyer
Home for the Summer – Women’s Discernment
June 13, 2020 – August 8, 2020
College Aged Women up to age 27
The “Home for the Summer” program is a Catholic summer household experience for women who are interested in discerning their vocation while living in community for 8 weeks. This summer program is for women who are college age up to 27. The 2020 Home for the Summer program begins June 13 and concludes August 15. It is located next to Holy Cross Parish in Minneapolis: 1621 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. For more information and/or to register, go to www.10000vocations.org/home-for-the-summer.html Space is limited and registration is due April 15, 2020.
18-28 Years Old: Looking to Take a Year to Serve & Discern?
Are you between the ages of 18 and 28 and looking to take a year to serve as a missionary as well as time to discern where God is calling you? Consider becoming a NET Missionary. Check out NET Ministries for more information.