AYD 14 will bring together teens form around the archdiocese for a day of faith formation and fun! Kick off the 2014 school year right by celebrating the truth and joy of our Catholic faith. Let's follow Pope Francis' message to "be blessed (by being) happy."

Saturday, October 26, 2014
1:30 - 9 p.m. (check - in starts at 12:30 p.m.)
Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex (Field House)
University of St. Thomas

Miryam Dinner - 10/28/2014
Offered by the Vocation Office

Religious Sisters and priests of the archdiocese invite Catholic women, age 16 to 35, for Evening Prayer and dinner with Archbishop John C. Nienstedt on Tuesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. The Sisters tell their stories of receiving God's call to consecrated life. The event concludes by 8 p.m.

The dress code for women is skirts or dresses or slacks (no jeans or insufficient-coverage tops), as are appropriate and modest for a casual dinner with these hosts.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact the Vocation Office at 651-962-6890 or Reservations are needed no less than ONE WEEK in advance.

Operation Andrew Dinner - 11/4/2014
Offered by the Vocation Office

Priests and Brothers of the archdiocese invite Catholic men, age 16 to 35, to Evening Prayer and dinner on Tuesday, November 4, at 6 p.m. with Archbishop John C. Nienstedt. The priests and Brothers will give witness to how they heard God's call. The event concludes by 8 p.m.

Dress code for men is “business casual,” that is, slacks (Dockers are fine, but not jeans or shorts), shirts with collars (polos or ironed shirts, not T-shirts), ties recommended.

If you are interested in participating in this event, contact the Vocation Office at 651-962-6890 or Reservations are needed ONE WEEK in advance.

Visiting Women's Religious Communities - 10/25/2014
Visiting Women's Religious Communities
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Visit four different religious communities to meet, learn, share meals, and pray with Catholic Sisters. We will visit local communities of Benedictines, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Visitation Sisters, and Sisters of St. Joseph.

Carpooling will be arranged.

This event is free; the day is a gift to participants.

For more information or to register, contact Jill Underdahl, CSJ, at or call 651-696-2873.

Attached is the information in print and here is a link to information as well:

In honor of the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo, the patron saint of seminarians, you are welcome to join in the 40 hour weekend of prayer.
On Friday, October 31, the Borromeo weekend festivities begin with 7 p.m. Opening Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel at the University of St. Thomas, followed by a candlelight Eucharistic procession to St. Mary’s Chapel on the South Campus. The Borromeo weekend closing Mass is at St. Mary’s Chapel at The Saint Paul Seminary is on Sunday, November 2 at 10 a.m.

Cor Jesu for Young Adults - 11/7/2014
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 2014-2015 schedule is as follows:
Sept. 5
Nov. 7
Dec. 5
January Hiatus
Feb. 6
Mar. 6
May 1
Summer Hiatus

Friday, November 21, 2014
7 - 9 p.m.
Saint Mary's Chapel at The Saint Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN

The Evening Includes:

"Listening with the Heart of Mary : Virgin, Mother and Prophet"
- a talk by Dr. Deborah Savage, professor of philosophy and theology at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and the Co-Founder of the Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture

Followed by a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration, let by Vocation Director, Father Troy Pryzbilla

''Come and See'' Priesthood Discernment Day - 11/23/2014
For Catholic men, ages 22- 50, who are discerning a vocation to the preisthood and who have, or are close to having, a college degree. (Candidates for Pre - Theology)

9:30 a.m. Registration before the day begins with 10 a.m. Mass at The Saint Mary's Chapel at The Saint Paul Seminary. Come for talks, Holy Hour, tours, prayer, recreation and meals with the seminarians. The Event ends at 9:30 p.m. after Night Prayer.

Register by emailing: or by calling 651.962.6890.

Open the Door II: An Advent Prayer and Discernment Retreat - 12/5/2014
When: Friday, December 5, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. and
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Sisters of St. Joseph Provincial House
1880 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Cost: $25; overnight $35 (optional)
Register by Wednesday, November 26 (by Thanksgiving!) to Jill Underdahl, CSJ by e-mail, 651-696-2873, or online at

*Sponsoring Religious Communities:
Benedictines at St. Paul’s Monastery, Crosier Fathers and Brothers, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sisters of the Living Word, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Visitation Monastery

Day for Consecrated Life - 12/7/2014
11 a.m.: Mass with Bishop John LeVoir at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm.

12 - 3 p.m.: Open House at Holy Trinity Convent
12 p.m. Lunch with Sisters * ask all of your questions!
1 p.m. Convent Tours / Open Gym with Sisters
2 p.m. Sisters Got Talent!! Live entertainment!

3:30 p.m.: Holy Hour with Vespers at the Cathedral

RSVP needed for lunch only. Other events open!

No Charge. Free - will offering accepted.

To RSVP for lunch or for more information contact Sister Anna at 507.233.5320 or

Seminary applications are being accepted - 6/1/2014
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. To make an appointment to talk about your options, Father Przybilla can be reached at or 651.962.6892.

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