Upcoming Vocations Events

Campus Ministry occasionally hosts different orders for come and see events on campus.  Email Vanessa to be added to an email list to be alerted of these events.

Archdiocesan Vocations Events

NET Lifeline – Saturday, February 7, 2015

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
NET Center, 110 Crusader Ave W., West St. Paul, MN 651.450.6833 www.netusa.org
Is God Calling Me? NET Lifeline focused on Vocations
N.E.T. Ministries hosts Catholic teens Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, for a high-energy event. With us for this great evening is our very special guest, Archbishop Nienstedt. He will be joined by Fr. Troy Przybilla from the Archdiocesan Vocation Office. We especially welcome a great team of priests, religious Brothers and Sisters from various Religious Orders around the country. Mass is at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 and event ends at 9:30. NET Center, 110 Crusader Ave. W., West St. Paul; 651-450-6833. Check out www.netusa.org. No tickets needed. A free-will offering is suggested.

Religious Open House – Sunday, February 8, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
The Religious Open House is planned in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Year of Consecrated Life events. On behalf of the Religious Communities of our Archdiocese, we invite you to stop in for a visit. Visitors of all ages are welcome! Families are most welcome! Please see page 2 of the attached flyer for religious communities who are participating in the Open House or visit 10000vocations.org and click on “Events” for more information.

Vianney Visit – February 12 – 14, 2015
St. John Vianney College Seminary – 2110 Selby Avenue

The Vianney Visit is a chance for young men (high schools sophomores through college, ages 16-22) to see what life at a college seminary is like. During your visit, you’ll attend classes at the University of St. Thomas. The visit starts on Thursday evening, February 12 and includes Mass, prayer and hanging out with our current seminarians at St. John Vianney college seminary through Saturday, February 14 at 11 a.m., when it ends. Vianney Visits are free, but space is limited. Please contact Vocation Director Fr. Troy Przybilla at 651-962-6890 to let him know of your interest in the Vianney Visit. Further information and registration can be found at www.Vianney.net Please be sure to note your age and grade on the online registration form.

Miryam Dinner – February 24, 2015
Bishop Lee Piché will be hosting the next Miryam Dinner on Tuesday, February 24 at 6 p.m. at the Archbishop’s residence. The evening begins with prayer, followed by dinner with consecrated women sharing their vocation testimonies with women, ages 16 to 35, who would like to attend. It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, consecrated religious, youth minister, campus minister or to be considered a guest of the Vocation Office. Please respond to the Vocation Office before February 20, by calling 651-962-6890 or emailing patty.mcquillan@stthomas.edu if you would like to register to attend.

Andrew Dinner – March 10, 2015
Operation Andrew, a program sponsored by the Office of Vocations, is an opportunity for Catholic men (ages 16 – 50) to have dinner with the Bishop and Archdiocesan priests, and hear vocation testimonials on priesthood and religious life. Bishop Lee Piché will be hosting the March 10 Andrew Dinner at the Archbishop’s residence.

It is typical for men discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, youth minister, campus minister or to be considered a guest of the Vocation Office. If you would like to reserve a space at the table, please call the Vocation Office before March 6 at 651.962.6890 or email patty.mcquillan@stthomas.edu

School Sisters of Notre Dame
St. Paul


January 31, 2015, 9 am to 3 pm                   Notre Dame Center in St. Paul, MN

This day will examine the spiritual practices that guide us in living a discerning life.  Day given by Sister Joanne Dehmer, SSND of Loyola Spirituality Center.  Cost is free will offering.  Contact Sister Mary Swanson, mswanson@ssnd.org or 414-305-9011 by Jan. 26 for more information or to register.

Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus
New Ulm, MN

Discernment Retreat
March 20-22, 2015
For single Catholic women ages 20-30


‌‌Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Manitowoc, WI

How do you meet a Franciscan Sister?

First, if you are a single, Catholic women between the ages of 18-30 considering what you are ‘called to be’, we are open to planning with you and any of your companions. Let us know what date(s) works for you. Click here or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920.323.9632.

Second, consider these options:

Franciscan Silent Retreats

Join smaller groups of our Franciscan Sisters during their yearly silent retreat at our Motherhouse, 2409 S. Alverno Rd Manitowoc, WI. Expect to attend conferences, have personal prayer time, while having some moments to learn and share with others of our Sisters not on retreat. We hope to offer an opportunity of discernment of our life of prayer, community life and ministry. Note: Retreat begins at 7 p.m. and concludes on the closing day by 12:30 p.m.

Franciscan Sister Shadowing

Are you desiring to follow a Sister for a day to see what her life is like? We invite you to click here and let us know what day(s) works for you.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse
Holy Family Convent
Manitowoc, WI 54220

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