St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Model Vocation Promoter
What St. Joseph Can Teach Us About Discernment
Vocation and The Cross
World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017
Wait and See
Say Not "He Is Too Young"
Discernment and Desire
Have you participated in Called by Name?
Celibacy As A Gift
You can’t discern totally online - you need to talk to a person!
The internet has made it really easy to find all kinds of information about discerning a vocation, and that’s great! Information about religious orders, seminaries, and discernment in general, is available with just a quick search. This can be really helpful to get a start with actual discernment.
However, at some point, a discerner has to make contact with a living person. A vocation cannot be discerned in a vacuum, for many reasons! Here are a few:
There are many other reasons, of course. The point is, “cyber-discernment” is not enough. It’s a good place to start, to get initial information, but then it’s necessary to take a step out into the world of real people.
You’re probably not a total cyber-discerner. Most likely you’ve talked to someone about your vocation. But it’s also likely that there’s something of the cyber-discerner in everyone, because it’s easy to “keep looking for info” rather than making a move. But a vocation is never fulfilled by just looking for info. It’s fulfilled by taking action.
So take action! If you haven’t yet, make a specific plan to talk to someone, whether it’s your pastor, a potential spiritual director, or the vocation director of the religious order you’ve been looking at. And rembember that I’m always available to help you discern well, whatever your vocation is. All I ask is that you take the next step!.
This is the one day each year we come together for relaxed conversation, prayer, and great food!
Invite young men from your parish, 18 and older. Please indicate the name(s) of guests when you RSVP.
*RSVP is encouraged. Contact Julia in the Vocations Office at [email protected] or 410-547-5426
For Young Adult Men:
A five day silent retreat based on St. Ignatius' Spiritual exercises for men who want to delve more deeply into discerning their vocations.
World Youth Day UNITE is a national young adult (18 to 39) and young family festival where thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. for amazing worship, inspiring talks, engaging break out groups, incredible music with Audrey Assad and Tony Melendez, and more.
This event, which channels the spirit and vision of the international World Youth Day celebrations, will be a moment of national unity and authentic communion for all young adults living and working in a broken and divided world.
Information and Registration: https://www.wydunite.com/
For the last three summers, the Office of Vocations sponsored informal, weekly evenings of prayer, discussion, and fraternity for men on Mondays. Each Monday beginning in June we will gather for some good fraternity and discussion of the spiritual life and the Catholic priesthood.
For HS Boys:
It's time to register for Quo Vadis summer camp!
Live the Adventure! Be Human!
Watch our website for upcoming events
Thank you for your efforts to encourage vocations in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
If there is any way I can assist you, please let me know.
God bless you!
Fr. James Sorra Vocation Director Archdiocese of Baltimore