Operation Andrew Dinner - 3/10/2015
Offered by the Vocation Office

Priests and Brothers of the archdiocese invite Catholic men, age 16 to 35, to dinner at 6 p.m. with the Bishop and give witness on how they heard God's call. Following Evening Prayer, the event concludes by 8 p.m.

The Andrew dinners are rather prompt and it is hoped that all guests will arrive on time and depart at 8. That’s hard because these gatherings are very friendly and guests love to talk longer with the archbishop and each other.

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 optional.

Always feel free to contact the Vocation Office with questions.

If you are interested in participating in this event, contact the Vocation Office at 651-962-6890 or stpaulvocations@10000vocations.org. Reservations are needed one week in advance.

A Discernment Retreat with the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus - 3/20/2015
Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus Come and See Discernment Retreat

Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22, 2015

For single Catholic women ages 20 - 30.

To register, contact Sr. Maris Stella at


THE CSJ WAY: Community, Spirituality, and Justice - 3/21/2015

The CSJ WAY: Community, Spirituality, and Justice
Spend a Saturday morning with the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates learning about the many ways to be-come involved with this community of spirituality and justice. People can engage in the CSJ Community as pro-gram participants, volunteers, friends, Consociates, Sisters and/or other ways of associating. The morning in-cludes an exploration of how:
? Embracing a spirituality of daily life from the perspectives of a Sister, Consociate, and Partner in Mission
? Relationship between women religious and the Vatican from the book Power of Sisterhood
People from all spiritual traditions are welcome.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
WHERE: Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
REGISTER: Contact Jill Underdahl—651-696-2873 or junderdahl@csjstpaul.org by Tuesday, March 17

This year in honor of consecrated life, Pope Francis calls us to remember the past in gratitude while living the present with passion and embracing the future with hope. Open House and Tour will highlight the past, present, and future of the Sisters of St. Joseph
and Consociates.
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
WHERE: Meet at Carondelet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul
Pre-registration not required

The Sisters of Mary Morning Star are welcoming young women for Holy Week. A wonderful retreat, preached by a French pries. Come and live Holy Week to the full, routed in the monastic tradition.

Women can arrive and leave as they want, as they are not obliged to participate in the whole week, knowing that their schedules may not permit it.

For more information, contact Sister Aude: sraude33@gmail.com, tel:(507) 428 3919

Come and See Weekend with the Sisters of Mary Morning Star - 4/17/2015
April 17 - 19
Contact: Sr. Aude, Vocation Director
318 W McQuestion Street
Ghent, MN 56239
(507) 428-3919

(Personal retreats can also be arranged at other times)

Seminary applications are being accepted - 1/5/2015
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 przy1187@stthomas.edu or 651.962.6892.

Theology on Tap - 1/28/2015
Wednesdays at O'Garas Bar and Grill (164 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul)

6:30 p.m. Social
7:30 Speaker

January 7 Called by God, Q & A with Dominican Sisters
January 14 John Henry Newman, by Dave Deavel
January 21 Life Issues, by Teresa S. Collett
January 28 Grill the Priest, by Fr. Michael Becker
February 4 Immigration, by Jean Stolpestad
February 11 Love and Differences, by Prof. Mariana Hernandez Crespo

Follow Your Heart - 1/31/2015
Discernment is not just making a decision, it is a way of life.
Many things call for our attention and we can not attempt to respond to everything.
We may ask, "To what is God calling me?"
This day will examine the spiritual practices that guide us in living a discerning life.
Sister Joanne Dehmer, SSND, will lead the day. She has a background in spiritual direction,
teaching and pastoral care. She joins us from Loyola Spirituality Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Cor Jesu for Young Adults - 2/6/2015
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

Join us for this series.

WHO: Join men and women of all ages and faith backgrounds for the “Following the Spirit” series, designed to provide prayerful tools to help discern – or recognize – your calling by God and take your next best step in life.

WHAT: Following the Spirit is a five-part series led by Visitation Sister Katherine Mullin of north Minneapolis; Visitation Companion Melissa Borgmann-Kiemde; Fr. Ernie Martello of the Crosier Brothers and Fathers of Onamia, MN; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Pastor, Rev. Karen Wight Hoogheem of Faith Lutheran in Coon Rapids; and Sister Jill Underdahl and Jennifer Tacheny, from the Sisters of St. Joseph/ Celeste’s Dream community in St. Paul.

Anchored in the rich tradition of discernment resources, each session will offer a different form of prayer, feature a vocation story, and include time in small groups to unpack participants’ discernment journeys, focusing on vocation. Attendance at all five discernment evenings is strongly encouraged.

The Visitation Community is happy to partner with the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research using their adapted curriculum material for the series.

WHEN: Following the Spirit participants meet five times each semester from 7-9pm – with opportunities to connect and pray between sessions. Dates for the 2015 Spring Semester are:
Tuesday, February 17; 7-9pm
Tuesday, March 3; 7-9pm
Monday, March 16; 7-9pm
Tuesday, March 31; 7-9pm
Tuesday, April 14; 7-9pm

WHERE: The discernment series is held at the St. Jane House, a center for Salesian Spirituality and Hospitality sponsored by the Visitation Sisters of Minneapolis. Address: 1403 Emerson Avenue N., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411.

COST: Suggested donation: $50, payable at registration time. We are happy to accept a sliding scale fee.

REGISTER: Online registration by Friday, Januar

Come and See Weekend with the Sisters of Mary Morning Star - 2/20/2015
February 20 - 22

Contact: Sr. Aude, Vocation Director
318 W McQuestion Street
Ghent, MN 56239
(507) 428-3919

Visiting Women's Religious Communites - 2/21/2015
Visiting Women's Religious Communities

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Visit five different religious communities to meet, learn, share meals, and pray with Catholic Sisters. We will be with local communities of Benedictines, Franciscan Poor Clares, School Sisters of Notre Dame, Visitation Monastery, 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, e-mail Jill Underdahl, CSJ or call 651-696-2873 by February 16.

Also, consider attending The CSJ Way, a half-day retreat, to learn more about how you can connect with the Sisters of St. Joseph as a program participant, volunteer, advocate for justice, Consociate, or Sister. We offer The CSJ Way once in the spring and once in the fall. For more information, contact Joan Pauly Schneider by e-mail or call 651-690-7063.

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