Vocations

“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.


Vianney Visit: Ages 16-24

Thursday November 14th (Check in from 4p-6p) till Saturday, November 16th (Ends at 11a)
St. John Vianney College Seminary, St. Paul

Vianney Visit provides high school sophomores through college age men (ages 16 – 24) the opportunity to take a closer look and experience college seminary. Attend Mass, prayer and spiritual conferences with SJV priests and hear testimonies from SJV seminarians. There is no charge for the event. All meals are provided. Please contact Father David Blume, Director of Vocations, at 651-962-6890 or stpaulvocations@10000vocations.org to let him know of your interest in the Vianney Visit. To register, please call 651-962-6825 or online. Click here to download the Vianney Visit Flyer!


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


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.

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