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Register for the 2022 Men’s Discernment Retreat!

January 4-5, 2022
For men ages 18-35

Camp Covecrest, Tiger, GA*

*Transportation from the chancery is available to Camp Covecrest and returning to the chancery the next day.

 

Holy Marriage

“A man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife, and the two shall become one.”

Permanent Diaconate

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Men and women consecrated to intimate union with God through a life of total dedication.

Priesthood

“Grace was given me by God to be a minister of Christ in the priestly service of the gospel.”

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Vocation Office Blog

Two things to do while you’re discerning

For years, Jacob has thought about being a priest. Sometimes it has been just a passing thought. A few times, especially during Mass, it’s been a very strong attraction. And sometimes—especially when he is dating—the thought seems to be altogether absent. Jacob’s...

Total abandonment

The way to perfect happiness is by giving up the pursuit of happiness. While this is not the conventional wisdom of the world, it is a staple of Christian spirituality. Ask most people you meet what makes them really happy and you'll probably get answers like...

Check your baggage

"You can forget the past, but it will never forget you." When discerning your vocation, it's essential to deal with wounds from your past that may be keeping you from moving toward God's will for your life. Past events can be damaging even years after they happen:...

The Many Different Roles of Diocesan Priests

“No two days are alike,” say many priests when speaking of their day-to-day work. Ask an older priest to reflect on the history of his priestly ministry, and the likelihood is that you’re in for an interesting story. Because priesthood is a vocation, not a job, the...

Undecided is not a vocation

Nobody is called to do nothing with his life! God calls everyone to a specific vocation. And while discerning your vocation takes time, and can often be difficult, rest assured that God is not calling anyone to perpetual indecision. It might be easy to confuse the...

Priest and Hero—Fr. Vincent Capodanno

In 1966, when the bloody Vietnam War was raging, Fr. Vincent Capodanno volunteered for service as a United States Navy Chaplain serving with the U.S. Marines. His mission was to minister to soldiers on the battlefront—an assignment that cost him his life. Born on...

Why You Need A Spiritual Director

So you've been working hard to live as faithfully as you can, receiving the sacraments, and especially going to confession regularly. You are doing what is necessary, but you feel like there's another step you need to take - but you just can't quite take it. Maybe you...

Asking the Right Questions

“If you don’t change direction, you’ll end up where you’re heading.”Chinese proverb Failure to Launch was the title of a popular movie a few years ago about a shiftless young man with no direction in life. The term “launch” in the movie’s title is used...

Why Do We Say And With Your Spirit?

What can the words of the Mass teach us about the priesthood? Plenty, says Msgr. James Maroney, a liturgical scholar who has traveled the country preparing priests to understand and celebrate Mass better. “The liturgy itself tells us who the priest is,” explains Msgr....

How to Talk to the Vocation Director

If you wanted to be a journalist, it would make sense to talk to someone who works at a newspaper. If you wanted to be a chef, it would make sense to talk to someone who works at a restaurant. Just so, if you feel an attraction to the priesthood, sooner or later you...

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The primary way to discover His will for you is by first pursuing holiness! Through regular prayer, service, and spiritual direction, your vocation will be revealed over time. Need help? Contact us!

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