The Office of Priestly Vocations offers programs and events throughout the year aimed to promote priestly vocations within the Archdiocese of Detroit. These programs strive to increase awareness and help men gain a better understanding of the priesthood, seminary life and discernment. We encourage anyone interested in learning more to attend one of our many programs. Please click on the links below for more information on each program and to register.

DISCERNMENT WEEKEND

Who: High School Seniors – 55 years old
Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
Dates:
November 14-17, 2019
January 30 – February 2, 2020
March 19-22, 2020

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High School Discernment Overnight

Who: Freshman – Junior in High School
Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
Dates:
October 25-26, 2019
April 17-18, 2020

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Discernment Retreat with Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron

Who: Men ages 18 – 55
Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
Date: May 8-9, 2020

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Solemn Evening Praying and Dinner

With Archbishop Vigneron

Who: Men ages 16 – 55

Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit

Date: February 4, 2020

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Altar Server Day with the Tigers

Who: Parish Altar Servers
Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary & Comerica Park
Dates: TBD: August 2020

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Junior High Vocation Days

Who: 7th Grade Boys and Girls
Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
Dates:
September 24, 2019
September 25, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 9, 2019
November 6, 2019

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Vocation Night

Who: 7th Grade Faith Formation Boys and Girls and Scout Groups

Location: Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit

Date: October 9, 2019

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Cultivating the Call

Regional Vocation Gathering

Cultivating the Call is a night of prayer, testimony, and inspiration for those who work closest with our future vocations. Gather with others to receive the tools and inspiration needed to cultivate the call to the priesthood, religious and consecrated life. The night will include a light meal, praise and worship, and testimonies from a priest, religious sister, and a seminarian.

Who: Everyone

Location: TBD

Date: TBD: Fall 2019

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The Watchmen Regional Discernment Groups

Regional Discernment Groups are for men ages 16-55 who want to actively discern the call of the Lord in their lives. These groups meet bi-monthly for times of prayer, presentations on discernment, and fellowship with other like-minded men. These groups are facilitated by the Archdiocese’s Regional Vocation Promoters

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