Holy Orders

Priestly Vocations: Discernment Weekend January 21-24, 2016

Discernment Weekends are a unique experience for anyone feeling a call to the priesthood. Spending four days living at the seminary provides you with a firsthand opportunity to see what it’s like from the inside. This weekend provides tools for proper discernment and includes presentations from priests and seminarians, fellowship, and plenty of time for prayer. For more information or to register, visit detroitpriest.com

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron invites you to pray for vocations:

Oh Jesus, our Good Shepherd, bless all our parishes with numerous priests, according to the needs of the entire world, which You love and wish to save.

We especially entrust our community to You; grant us the spirit of the first Christians, so that we may be a cenacle of prayer, in loving acceptance of the Holy Spirit and His gifts. Assist our pastors. Guide the steps of those who have responded generously to Your call and are preparing to receive Holy Orders.

Look with love on so many well-disposed young people and call them to follow You. Help them to understand that in You alone can they attain complete fulfillment. To this end, we call on the powerful intercession of Mary, Mother, and Model of all vocations. Amen

(Adapted from “Prayer for Vocations” by Pope John Paul II)