Seminary applications are being accepted for Fall 2014 - 4/1/2014
If you have been discerning the priesthood and would like help with your next step, please contact Father Troy Przybilla, the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He is currently meeting with men ready to apply to be considered for acceptance as a seminarian for the Fall of 2014. To make an appointment to talk about your options, Father Przybilla can be reached at or 651.962.6892.

Cor Jesu for Young Adults - 4/4/2014
Offered by the The Saint Paul Seminary

Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions, contemporary worship music, and fellowship with other young adults, college-age and older, at Saint Mary's Chapel in the Saint Paul Seminary at 8:00 p.m.

Cor Jesu is held on the first Friday of every month during the academic year, except January.
The 2013 - 2014 schedule is as follows:
Sept. 6
Oct. 4
Nov. 1 (at 9 pm, due to Borromeo Weekend)
Dec. 6
Feb. 7
Mar. 7
Apr. 4
May 2
summer hiatus

The Diaconate Inquiry Sessions are for single or married men, ages 25 - 59 and their wives.

There are four sessions, including Thursdays, March 27, April 3, April 10 from 6:30 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 12, from 8 - 11:30 a.m. Men and their wives are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions.

The sessions are held at The Saint Paul Seminary in the Brady Education Center, Room 105.
March 27 Your Basic Questions Answered
April 3 Theology, History, Ministry
April 10 Celibacy, Marriage & Family
April 12 Application & Formation Process

To register, please call Shellee Leif at 651.962.6891 or email her at

If you have questions, please call Deacon Russ Kocemba at 952.933.3660 or

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus Discernment Retreat - 4/11/2014
Young women, ages 18 - 30, who are discerning a vocation to the religious life are welcome to come to the next Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus Discernment Retreat on April 11 - 13, 2014
To register, please contact Sr. Mary Joseph at 507.276.9128 or

CONVENT LIVING - 4/12/2014
A weekend sample

Date: Sat. April 12 – 13, 2014, Noon-Noon
Location: Holy Childhood Convent, 1427 Midway Parkway, St. Paul
Cost: Free!

For women ages 20-40 who are interested in finding out more about a Sister’s vocation. You will need to bring along a sleeping bag & pillow, to sleep on the living room floor. Limited to the first 6 participants.
Contact Sister Patricia Tekippe, FSPA, 612.756.2508 or

Office of Vocations - Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis - 2260 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 - (651)962-6890
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