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Discernment Events

The following discernment events are offered yearly in the Diocese of Fort Worth. Please visit the diocesan calendar for more information, times and dates.

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VAP Weekend

June 16-18, 2017

Is God calling you? The Vocation Awareness Program is a weekend opportunity for you to listen and find out more information about Priesthood and the religious life. The Vocation Awareness Program helps single Catholic men and women, ages 18-40, find answers to questions they may have about life as a Priest, Sister, or Brother. The weekend includes presentations, panel discussions, question and answer sessions, one-on-one personal conferences with diocesan and order Priests, Sisters, and Brothers who volunteer to serve as staff. There are no fees, private rooms and meals are furnished, and no one will pressure you or seek commitment.

Information & Registration:

University of Dallas, Irving


High School Girls Nun Run

All high school girls are invited to a Nun Run Retreat. This event is FREE and open to all high school girls who want to learn about the religious life, discerning their vocation to religious life, or simply want to be open to God’s will in their life. The girls will have the chance to interact with Sisters from multiple Religious Orders as well as a chance to pray and listen to God’s voice in their life.

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St. Andrew Breakfast

This event is for men high-school aged to 35+ years old who are discerning their vocation. The morning begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth. Afterwards, breakfast is offered along with a discussion of various topics to help the attendees in their discernment.


St. Andrew Dinner

A discernment event held in one of the Deaneries throughout the Diocese each month. All men, high school to age 35+ from the hosting Deanery, are invited to Mass followed by dinner and discernment. These are opportunities to learn about priesthood and religious life.


Marian Mass & Dinner

The Marian Mass and Dinner is for single women in high school to 35+ years old discerning vocation. The evening will begin with Mass. Dinner will be immediately following, where we will have representatives from the women religious orders in the diocese available to speak with attendees.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
At St. Peter the Apostle Church, Fort Worth
RSVP by May 25th
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Advent Discernment Retreat for Women

All single women ages 15 to 35 are invited to the Advent Retreat for Women. This day retreat is a great opportunity to come together with other discerning women to pray, reflect, share, and "Prepare the Way" during this special time. There will also be Confession and Mass. This retreat is free.


Lenten Discernment for Men

A weekly series of discernment events on the Mondays evenings of Lent, the evening begins with Holy Hour followed by dinner and a discussion of topics on prayer, seminary life, and the priesthood.


Quo Vadis

July 11 - 13

Quo Vadis is a FREE vocation discernment retreat for High School Young Men to begin considering their vocation from God. The camp is a rare chance for High School young men to begin considering their vocation from God by speaking with priests and seminarians.

More Information and Registration





Fr. James WilcoxRev. James Wilcox
Director of Vocations


Sarah J. Penuela
Administrative Assistant for Vocations

Fr. Manuel HolguinRev. Cruz Manuel Holguin
Associate Director of Vocations



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