Vocations Support

A Ministry of St. Patrick

Vocations Support

If you have an interest in supporting those that are planning for a Vocation or going on Mission, this group is for you. Participate in event planning and more.

Our seminarians

Every day what these young men learn and experience in their formation will last a lifetime and will help them to be men of virtue, no matter where their life leads them (Rev. Michael Becker).

  • Max Mauch-Morff – 3rd Year Theology at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN
  • Neal Smith – 2nd Year Theology at St. Patrick Seminary in Ireland
  • Randy Skeate – 1st Year Theology at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, MN
  • Ross Gillespie, Jr – Freshman, St. John Vianney in St. Paul, MN
  • Riley Helgoe – 2nd Year Seminarian at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Colorado
  • Brother Paul Joseph (Aidan Jones) – Novice, The Most Blessed Sacrament Friary in South Orange, New Jersey
  • Sawyer Phillips – Novice at Brotherhood of Hope in Tallahassee, Florida

See our St. Patrick seminarians here!

Prayer for Seminarians

Lord Jesus, we ask your special blessing on all seminarians preparing for the priesthood. We pray that they will grow in faith, hope, and charity. May their hearts overflow with your compassion, understanding, and generosity. May their desire to serve you inspire others to answer your call. Lord, give your seminarians the grace to follow you more perfectly. When they are lonely or discouraged, fill them with your peace. Jesus meek and humble of heart, make the hearts of all seminarians like yours. Amen.

Pray to the Lord of the Harvest Vocations Holy Hours

Everyone is invited to participate in the Holy Hours for Vocations that will be taking place at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at a different parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life and diaconate. For more information, please visit www.10000vocations.org


We’re on a mission from God

Why SPO – St Paul’s Outreach

The Need –  College campuses are battlegrounds for the minds and souls of our young people, and many are leaving the Church. Students are hungry for truth and meaning but most are not being reached effectively.

The Response – Saint Paul’s Outreach (SPO) reaches these students around the country, bringing them back to Christ and the fullness of the Catholic faith. We build evangelistic communities that provide a unique quality and depth of formation in the Catholic faith and life.

The Result – Our ministry has produced thousands of alumni who are passionate followers of Christ and who continue to shine His light in the world long after they have graduated. They are renewing the Church and evangelizing the culture. Learn more.

What is NET – National Evangelization Teams?

NET Ministries challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Every August, 175 young Catholics aged 18-28 leave behind their jobs, school, family, and friends to devote nine months to serving with the National Evangelization Teams (NET). Divided into 16 teams, they travel across the U.S. for nine months to share the Gospel with young people and their families. Learn more.


Women’s Events:

Home for the Summer Program – Is a Catholic summer household experience for women who are interested in discerning their vocation while living in community for 8 weeks. This summer program is for women who are college age up to 27.

Miriam Dinner – Dinner and conversation for women, ages 16-35, who are discerning religious life, with Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens and religious sisters.

Women’s Discernment Retreat – One day retreat for women, ages 16-35, to learn how to discover what God has planted in your heart! Retreat day includes Mass and talks with Bishop Andrew Cozzens and an opportunity to meet consecrated women from a variety of Religious Orders.

Quo Vadis for Young Women – Where are you going? This experience for young women, ages 12-17, in the Archdiocese, provides an opportunity to question where they are going and instruct them on how to listen to God’s call. The Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus Sisters will lead this retreat.

Men’s Events:

Andrew Dinner – Dinner and conversation for men, ages 16-50, who are discerning the priesthood or religious life, with Archbishop Bernard Hebda or Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests and religious brothers.

Vianney Visit – Is an opportunity for men, ages 16-24, to take a closer look and experience college seminary. Attend Mass, prayer and spiritual conferences with SJV priests and hear testimonies from seminarians.

Men’s Discernment Group – An opportunity for men, ages 16-24, to come together with other men discerning seminary, seminarians and the Director of Vocations, to pray and discuss the book, “To SAve a Thousand Souls” by Fr. Brett A. Brannen.

Archbishop Discernment Retreat – Weekend retreat at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN for men, who are seriously discerning priesthood. The retreat will include Mass, talks, times of prayer, confession, Adoration, recreation and, of course, great food.

Quo Vadis for Young Men – Where are you going? This experience for young men, ages 12-17, in the Archdiocese, provides an opportunity to question where they are going and instruct them on how to listen to God’s call. A great time to learn that nothing is more important than discovering God’s will for your life – and living it!

For all women and men events, information and registration visit 10000vocations.org.

Prayer to Know My Vocation
My Lord and my God, You are love itself, the Source of all love and goodness. Out of love, You created me to know You, to love You, and to serve You in a unique way as no one else can. I believe that You have a plan for my life, that You have a mission in your Kingdom reserved for me alone. Your plan and your mission are far better than any other I might choose: they will glorify You, fulfill the desires of my heart, and bring salvation to those souls who are depending on my generous response.
Lord, grant me the light of grace I need to see the next step in your plan; grant me the generosity necessary to follow your call; and grant me the courage required to take up my cross and follow you.
Show me your will, O gentle and eternal God, and help me to say with Mary, “I am the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.” Let me say with Jesus, “Let not my will be done, but Yours.”    Amen

Quick Links:

SJV Seminary

Archdiocese of St. Paul & Mpls. Office of Vocations

 Vatican Website

St Paul Outreach

Life Teen Mission



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Ministry Stats

Ministry Leader: Cindy Mauch-Morff
Staff Contact: Father Eilen

Age Groups: Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Leadership

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