Hear God's Call

“I have called you by name and you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1). From all eternity, God knew you and loved you! He has a plan for your life—your vocation. You can discover this call through prayer, spiritual direction, and deep discernment. We’re here to accompany you on the journey.

Hear God's Call

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Hear God's Call

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Gaudete Sunday Ice Cream

Last Sunday we celebrated the Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday. The word “Gaudete” is Latin for “Rejoice.” Our responsorial Psalm for last...

Day Nine — Come Holy Spirit – Come Now – Come as you May

Yahoo! Day 9 of the Novena to the Holy Spirit through prayer and fasting. As I think about this last day of the novena my heart is drawn to our...

Day Eight – Come Holy Spirit – Come Now – Come As You May

I am sure that you have noticed that my posts for this 9-day Novena to the Holy Spirit through prayer and fasting do not happen at the same time...

Day Seven — Come Holy Spirit – Come Now – Come as you May

In today’s Gospel readings for Mass from John 17:20-26, we hear loud and clear the call to be one: “so they may be one, as you, Father, are in me...

Day Six – Come Holy Spirit – Come now – Come as you May

In yesterday’s post, I use the book In the School of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Jacques Phillippe. It is a short little book, easy to read, but some...

Day Five — Come, Holy Spirit — Come Now – Come as You May

In the introduction of the book, In the School of the Holy Spirit, Fr. Jacques Philippe quotes Sr. Faustina: “My Jesus, it is truly easy to...

Day Four — Come Holy Spirit — Come Now – Come as You May

In addition to praying the Novena to the Holy Spirit, I would encourage you to spend some time this week praying with the Pentecost Sequence “Veni,...

Day 3 – Come Holy Spirit – Come Now – Come as You May…

Mark 9:29 “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.  I remember when I was in Medjugorje, I heard this saying...

Day Two— Come Holy Spirit -Come Now – Come as You May

I wanted to share two quotes with as we finished Day 2 of our 9 Day Novena to the Holy Spirit through prayer and fasting.  One of my favorite...

Day 1 – Come Holy Spirit – Come Now – Come as You May

Good morning, Come Holy Spirit - Come Now -Come as You May.  Let us pray for and lift one another these 9 days of prayer and fasting, as we...

Friday May 21, 2020 – Come Now – Come as You May

For those who are in, we start our 9-day Novena to the Holy Spirit through prayer and fasting tomorrow. I encourage you to concretely name your...

Who’s In? – Come Now – Come as You May

The novena to the Holy Spirit and fasting start this Friday May 22 and ends on Pentecost Sunday May 31.  The fasting bread recipe that I would...

Friday May 16, 2020 – Come Now – Come as You May

Seven years ago, when I was the pastor of St. John the Evangelist in Fort Pierre  South Dakota, I invited the parishioners to join me for a...

How Did Bishop-Elect Peter’s parents encourage his vocation?

The Office of Vocations received with great joy the news that Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Peter Muhich as our next Bishop. We look forward to...

With Gratitude to the Knights of Columbus Councils

Knowing that the Knights of Columbus Councils in our parishes have been true supporters of encouraging, supporting and building a culture of vocations, they were my go-to people in trying to raise the $4000.00 needed to build our new diocesan vocation webpage.

I Have Given You an Example

For this year’s seminarian poster, we highlighted Bishop Peter Muhich in the sanctuary of our Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, surrounded by...

New Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

Please pray our new Prayer for Vocations

Consider Priesthood

From time to time, I like to revisit a short booklet called “Lend Your Own Voice to Christ.”  Even though it is written for priests, the...

Celebrate Priesthood Sunday

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Day Nine– Priesthood Sunday Novena: Saturday, September 26

O Holy Priest of Ars, your precious remains are contained in a magnificent reliquary, the donation from the priests of France. But this earthly...

Day Eight– Priesthood Sunday Novena: Friday, September 25

 Exquisite Purity O Holy Priest of Ars, a witness of your life made this magnificent praise of you: ‘We would have taken him for an angel in a...

Day Seven– Priesthood Sunday Novena: Thursday, September 24

O Holy Priest of Ars, the infamous attacks of the devil which you had to suffer and the trials which disheartened you by fatigue would not make you...

Day Six– Priesthood Sunday Novena: Wednesday, September 23

O Holy Priest of Ars, whose only comfort in this world was the real presence of Jesus in the tabernacle, was it not your great joy to distribute the...

Day Five– Priesthood Sunday Novena: Tuesday, September 22

O Holy Priest of Ars, you knew how important a good confession was for the Christian life. It was to procure the happy fruits of millions of souls...

DISCOVER YOUR VOCATION

God created you for a mission.

Whether you’re supposed to become a priest, enter religious life, or get married—you have a specific part to play for the glory of God and the salvation of souls. With God’s grace, you can get there, and we can help.

Discernment is challenging.

Even when you believe God has a plan for your future, it can be hard—really hard—to figure it out. Most people experience uncertainty, doubt, and fear about their vocations:

We can help!

Our job in the Vocation Office is to help you find your God-given vocation. We’ve worked with many people to navigate the confusion and doubt that often accompanies discernment. With God’s grace, we can accompany you as you discover God’s call

 

Here to Help

Want to discuss the next steps in your discernment process? Not even sure where to begin? We can help! Contact the vocation Office to set up a phone call or in-person meeting.