What is the Purpose of This Event?
The Vocation Discernment Weekend is an annual weekend of discernment for single, Catholic, men and women, between the ages of 18 and 40, who wish to find answers about whether they may be called to a religious vocation as a Priest, Brother, Sister, or Consecrated Lay Woman.
Weekend activities will be led by the Vocations Director of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and one of the Vocations Liaisons of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.
What Happens on the Weekend?
Men and women attendees will check in on Friday afternoon and receive a key to a private room for the weekend. Lodging for two nights and all meals are provided at no cost. The weekend concludes on Sunday morning with a closing Mass and brunch.
The weekend includes time for prayer and private contemplation, as well as time for for socializing and discussion with other young men and women who are also considering whether God is calling them to a vocation in the Church.
A staff of religious men and women will make presentations, conduct panel discussions, and answer questions on how attendees may best approach their discernment of a religious vocation and what life is like for someone with a religious vocation.
Saturday morning is devoted primarily for personal one-on-one dialogues with staff members. Attendees will also be able to interact with religious staff during meals and at other times during the weekend.
What Do I Need to Do if I Want to Attend?
Simply fill in and submit the application form on this website. Someone will contact you within a day or two to verify the information is received correctly and answer any questions you may have. About two weeks before the weekend, you will be provided with more details on the program for this year’s event.
If, after applying, you find you will be unable to attend, just let us know as soon as you can.
What Happens After the Weekend?
What happens after the weekend is completely up to you. You will have an opportunity during the weekend to get contact information you may need to follow up with the vocations staff of your diocese or any orders in which you may be interested.
We do not use the information you provide on the form for any other purpose, and we will not contact you after the weekend unless you ask for more information.
There is no cost and no commitment expected for those who attend the weekend, whether they decide to continue discerning or not.