Team Vianney - 2/4/2016

Team Vianney is a Catholic movement of college men and senior high school men (9th thru 12th grade) in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis at the Saint John Vianney College Seminary (UST, St. Paul campus).

TEAM VIANNEY introduces offers two more nights for high-school men exploring their vocations in 2016:

February 4, 2016
April 7, 2016

It takes courage to follow Jesus. Dedication. Leadership. Vocation. If you've got what it takes, come to Saint John Vianney College Seminary, beginning at 5:00 p.m. for supper with college seminarians, a dynamic talk on our Catholic faith, and participate in an energetic Mass with seminarians and university students.

Contact the SJV office at 651-962-6825 or with any questions.
Click here for more info on TEAM VIANNEY

Miryam Dinner - 2/16/2016

The Vocations Office is happy to host the 2016 Miryam Dinner.

Religious Sisters and priests of the archdiocese invite Catholic women, age 16 to 35, for Evening Prayer and dinner with Bishop Andrew Cozzens on Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to listen to Sisters tell their stories of receiving God's call to consecrated life and ask questions about your own discernment.

The dress code for women is skirts or dresses or slacks as are appropriate and modest for a casual dinner with the Bishop and consecrated women.

The event concludes by 8 p.m.

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.

Women's Discussion Series on Discernment - 2/27/2016

"For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God's will, to be what God wants us to be." -Thomas Merton

Join us for a discussion series on vocational discernment on Saturday mornings from 8-10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

Who? Women, ages 18-30
When? 8-10:30 a.m. from February 27-March 19
Where? St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
2739 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis
(612) 781-6539 |

Vianney Visit - a closer look at college seminary life - 2/18/2016

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.

February 18-20, 2016
Registration: Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Concludes: Saturday 11:00 a.m.

There is no charge for the event, but space is limited. All meals are provided.

To register, call the Office of Vocations at (651) 962-6825. Please contact your Diocesan Vocation Director to let him know of your interest in the Vianney Visit.

Please Bring:
•Business casual clothes for Mass
•Gym clothes for open gym
•A sleeping bag and pillow if you are not traveling by air

For more information: (651) 962-6825 or

''Come and See'' Retreats with the Carmelite Sisters - 2/19/2016

"Consumed by His Love...Impelled to Serve"

The Carmelite Sisters will offer several "Come and See" retreats for single women between the ages of 18-35 who would like to take some time to seriously discern if God may be calling them to the religious life. The retreats will be offered at several different times and locations throughout the United States offering young women an opportunity to pray, work and recreate with the Sisters.

February 19-21, 2016 -- Miami, Florida
April 10-14, 2016 -- Alhambra, California

For more information, please contact Sister Faustina, O.C.D. at (626) 300-8938 or visit the website:

You can also contact each site by email:

(In Florida)
(In California)

Individual visits can also be arranged at any time of the year.

Discerment Opportunity - Visit Religious Communities - 2/20/2016

On Saturday , February 20, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet invite you to join them in visiting four different religious communities to meet, learn, share meals, and pray with Catholic Sisters. The visit will include four local communities: the Franciscan Poor Clares, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Visitation Monastery.

For more information, contact Sister Jill Underdahl, CSJ, at or (651) 696-2873. Or visit their website:

Carpooling will be arranged – offer donation to driver.

Discernment Retreats with the Dominican Sisters - 2/27/2016

You are invited to join the Dominican Sisters of Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a Discernment Retreat. Retreats are offered on various dates throughout the year.

Discernment Retreat Dates:

February 27 - 28, 2016
April 9 -10, 2016
October 29 - 30, 2016
February 11 - 12, 2017


Holy Week Vocation Retreat for Women - 3/23/2016

From March 23-28, the Daughters of St. Paul at the Motherhouse in Boston, will host a Vocations Retreat. This week-long retreat will consist of Mass, Community Prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, Silence, Conferences, Apostolic Experiences, and Sacred Triduum and Easter Celebrations. They extend and invitation for all single women, ages 18-35.

Where? Boston, Massachusetts
When? March 23-28, 2016
Who? Women, ages 18-35

For more information contact one of the following:
Sr. Helena (In Canada) - 416.781.9131 x226 or
Sr. Michael (In the USA) - 703.549.3806 or

For general information, visit

Women's Discernment Retreat - 4/2/2016

The Office of Vocations is pleased to host a retreat for women discerning the call to religious life on Saturday, April 2 at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church in Bloomington. At the retreat, you will have a chance to hear Sisters share their vocation stories and experience with religious life, while also having the opportunity to asks them question to gain a deeper understanding of consecrated life. Discover the steps to discernment, learn more about yourself, and listen to God's call.

Lunch will be provided, and the cost is a free-will donation.

Who? Women ages 18-30
When? April 2 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where? Nativity of Mary Catholic Church
9900 Lyndale Ave S., Bloomington
(952) 881-7671 |

To register, contact the Office of Vocations by March 25: (651) 962-6890 or

Perpetual Profession of Vows - Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus - 6/3/2016

Join the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus, on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, in celebrating the Perpetual Profession of Vows.

Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
When: 10:30 am
Where: The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm

Retreat for Men Interested in Priesthood - 12/16/2016

Are you looking for a time to set aside and really look into whether Jesus is calling you to be a Catholic Priest?

You are invited to spend time at the beautiful Kings House in Buffalo for a weekend retreat hosted by the Archdiocesan Bishops and Vocations Offices.

To register, email Fr. Blume, Office of Vocations Director, by clicking the following link:

Seminary Applications Available - 1/20/2016

If you have been discerning the priesthood and would like help with your next step, please contact Father David Blume. 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 Blume can be reached at or 651.962.6890.

Operation Andrew Dinner - 1/26/2016

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.

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.

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