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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, October 17, 2019
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport, IA
Dinner and Conversation: 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Cathedral
422-E. 10th Street
Davenport IA  52803

RSVP  BY FRIDAY, October 11th
to 
Colleen Darland, Vocations Assistant, 563-888-4378
or to vocations@davenportdiocese.org 

 

 

Thinking of Priesthood Day

This day is dedicated to young men, from Junior High School to young adult, who may be discerning the priesthood. The day allows time for discussion on vocation discernment, prayer, and fellowship with other discerners from across Iowa. The guest speaker is Fr. Paul Hoesing from the Archdiocese of Omaha and Vice Rector of Formation at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, who has many years’ experience of guiding men in their discernment of God’s calling.  We can make arrangements for carpooling from Davenport if necessary. Come explore with us!

Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
St. Cecilia Catholic Church
2900 Hoover Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

RSVP  BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
to Colleen Darland, Vocations Assistant, 563-888-4378
or vocations@davenportdiocese.org

 

 

Exploring Priesthood Weekends

Hosted by Mundelein Seminary, this weekend away is designed to help you further discern God’s call to the diocesan priesthood, potentially through formation at Mundelein. During Exploring Priesthood Weekend, you will have a chance to learn about the steps of discernment, values of priestly life, and the structure of seminary formation. Current seminarians will share their vocation stories with you , and you will join them at Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and the Liturgy of the Hours. This historic campus with its many chapels will also be open to you for your personal prayer and exploration.

October 25-27, 2019
January 24-26, 2020
March 20-22, 2020

Please register at least a week prior to the event. 

No cost- private room and meals are provided during the weekend. Please talk to your pastor or one of our vocation directors about this experience. Visit https://usml.edu/epw/ for more information and to register. Once registered, please contact the Vocations Office to discuss travel arrangements.

 

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Vocation Promotion Events

Bringing Vocations Home Workshop

Date: Saturday, December 7th
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Registration begins at 8:15 am
Place: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Please register by November 20th.

Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan

Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan is the Executive Director of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors and has over 13 years of experience in the ministry of vocations for diocesan priesthood.  Rosemary’s work in this ministry began in 2002 as the Vocation Program Coordinator for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, including overseeing of seminary candidate admissions. This led to her being hired as the Events Coordinator for the NCDVD in 2006, and subsequently their Executive Director in 2009. For the past 6 years Rosemary has also been serving as a consultant to the USCCB committee for Clergy, Consecrated Life & Vocations.

In addition to her work in vocations, in 2012 Rose was appointed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan to serve as Program Director for the newly established Sacred Heart Institute for the ongoing formation of Clergy, part of the St. Charles Borromeo Tri-Diocesan Partnership.  This institute covers such programs as Recently Ordained, New Pastors, Mentor Training, Retreats and Study Days. Rose is often invited to speak on Diocesan Priesthood at conferences throughout the country.

A graduate of St. John’s University with degrees in Business and Communications, Rose has been married to her husband Gary for over 29 years; they have two college aged daughters and two sons.  One son is married and teaches Theology at a Catholic HS; their other son was recently ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Register Online

“Conversion and vocation are two sides of the same coin.” ~Pope Francis

 

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St. 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.

First Friday Masses are held at 11:30 a.m. with the recitation of the Rosary for Vocations at 11:10 a.m. at St. Vincent Center, 780 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, Iowa.

St. Serra Club’s Fourth Annual Vocations Appreciation Gala is November 15th at the Outing Club in Davenport. The guest speaker will be Jon Leonetti and will also feature art by Fr. Edward Catich in a silent auction.  Catich Christmas cards will also be available for sale.

To request an invitation for the Gala, click here!

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Diocesan Events

 

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