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Vocation Discernment Events

“We will be the most happy, our lives will be the most meaningful, and we will experience the most fulfillment if we follow God’s will – if we be who God calls us to be and do what God calls us to do.”- Bishop Zinkula

Project Andrew Dinner

The Project Andrew dinner is an evening that provides an opportunity for discerners high school aged and older to meet with Bishop Zinkula and Fr. Joseph Sia in a casual setting and get to know some of the local clergy and other men discerning a possible calling to the priesthood or religious life.  In addition to a wonderful meal, there will be a short presentation and sharing of vocation stories with plenty of time for questions and conversation.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Campus Mass: 5:15 p.m.
Newman Center
Dinner and Conversation: 6:00– 8:00 p.m.
University of Iowa
Newman Catholic Student Center
104 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, Iowa

RSVP  BY FRIDAY, March. 22nd
Colleen Darland, Vocations Assistant, 563-888-4378
or to vocations@davenportdiocese.org 


Little Sisters of the Poor: Mission Chicago

In celebration of our 150th anniversary of service in the USA we Little Sisters of the Poor invite young women in vocational discernment to join us for a weekend service trip among the elderly poor.
Open to single Catholic women 18-35 who are considering
a vocation to the consecrated religious life. There is no cost to participate; meals and accommodations will be provided.

Friday, March 22nd 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, March 24th, 2:00 p.m. 

Little Sisters of the Poor/St. Mary’s Home
2325 N. Lakewood Ave.
Chicago IL 60614

For more information or to register:
E-mail vcchicago@littlesistersofthepoor.org
or call (773) 484-8444

Registration deadline is March 18th ~ Early registration is appreciated!


Encounter with God’s Call, Conception Seminary

April 6-8, 2019

Encounter With God’s Call is a seminary discernment experience for high school juniors through recent college graduates (ages 16-25). During Encounter, the participants further discern the call to priesthood and learn about college seminary life. Throughout the weekend, participants pray, meet, and relax with seminarians. Together we all seek to listen for God’s voice and our call. 

On Saturday afternoon, you’ll meet seminarians who act as ambassadors, welcoming and guiding you through the weekend.  As you attend the talks and activities, you’ll get to know them and the other participants who are discerning their vocation.  You also have the option to stay until Monday to attend seminary classes and meet faculty and staff. 

Contact the Vocations Office if you are interested in attending: vocations@davenportdiocese.org or 563-888-4255. For more information about the weekend: https://www.conception.edu/seminary/encounter-gods-call/


School Sisters of Christ the King: Come & See 2019

April 12-14 or May 10-14

Experience our prayer, community life and apostolate. Open to single women, ages 19-35. 

Visit www.cksisters.org for more information. To register for the Come & See weekends, email ck-vocations@cdolinc.net or call 402-477-5232

A Discernment Retreat is also schedule for March 29-31, 2019. Space is limited. Please call the number above to inquire.


Exploring Priesthood, Mundelein Seminary

March 15-17, 2019

These retreats are designed to help you further discern God’s call to the diocesan priesthood, potentially through formation here at Mundelein. Throughout the weekend of prayer, discussions, fraternity, recreation, and presentations from current faculty and seminarians, you will better understand God’s movement in your heart as you experience life on campus.

During Exploring Priesthood Weekend, you will have the chance to learn about the steps for discernment, values of priestly life, and the structure of seminary formation.  Current seminarians will share  their vocation stories, and you will join them at Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Liturgy of the Hours. Our historic campus with its many chapels will also be open to you for your personal prayer and exploration. 

Contact the Vocations Office if you are interested in attending: vocations@davenportdiocese.org or 563-888-4255. For more information about the weekend: https://usml.edu/epw/

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Vocation Promotion Events

Please check back soon for more events! 

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 Serra Club Events

Regular meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month
at St. Vincent Center, 780 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, Iowa. 

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Diocesan Events

Priestly Ordination Liturgy

Deacons Terry Ball and Scott Foley will be ordained to the priesthood. 
James Flattery will be ordained to the transitional diaconate. 
Please join us and their families as we celebrate this next step in their vocations!

June 1st, 2019, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 10 AM

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