What is VAP?

The Vocation Awareness Program, informally known as the “VAP”, is a weekend of discernment offered for single, Catholic, men and women, between the ages of 18 and 40, who wish to progress towards a religious vocation, such as Priests, Sisters, Consecrated Lay Women, or Brothers. The 2019 weekend activities will be led by the Vocation Directors/Liaisons of the Dallas and Fort Worth Dioceses, supported by a staff of priests, sisters, and other religious.


Friday evening, June 7, through Sunday morning, June 9, 2019, the Serra Clubs of Dallas and Fort Worth, supported by the Diocesan Vocation Offices, will present their annual weekend discernment program at the University of Dallas, located adjacent to Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, Texas.

What to Expect

The weekend includes presentations and offers guidance on how attendees may best approach their discernment of a religious vocation; personal one-on-one dialogues with staff members; open forum discussions pertaining to the lifestyles of Priests, Sisters, Consecrated Lay Women, and Brothers; question and answer sessions; other vocation related presentations; and time for prayer and private contemplation.

Watch this video taken at a past VAP Weekend.

Cost to Attend

There is no cost to the attendees. Attendees are provided accommodation and all meals. The weekend concludes with attendees, staff and Serrans attending Sunday Mass followed by a brunch.