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POSTPONED: Project Miriam Discernment Day

Join other single, Catholic women (high school aged and older) seeking to learn from Mary’s joyful “yes” to God. The day includes prayer and testimonials with religious sisters serving in and near the diocese, holy hour and lunch.  Click here to register.

The orders of women religious participating in this event are:



Project Andrew Dinner

“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

The Project Andrew dinner is an evening that provides an opportunity for discerners high school aged and older to meet with 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, April 30th, 2020
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Conversation: 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
St. Bridget Church
104 3rd Street
Victor, IA 52347

RSVP  BY FRIDAY, April 24th
Colleen Darland, Vocations Assistant, 563-888-4378
or to 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.

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.



Seeking God: A Day of Discernment for Young Adult Women

March 28, 2020 11am-8pm

Hosted at Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey, the cost is $20 per person | Overnight accommodations available

  • Come away to pray: Listening and silence
  • Cultivate a discerning heart: Practicing to live a life of Discernment
  • Explore your vocation: Married, Single, Religious

Register online here.

Seeking God Flyer Women’s Retreat 2020



Come and See: Monastic Experience Weekends

Join the community in prayer for the liturgy of the hours and Eucharist. Listen to some of the sisters speak about our way of life, and how God led them to Mississippi Abbey. Meet other women exploring God’s call in their lives. Have the opportunity to ask questions, take time for extra silence and prayer, visit one-on-one with a sister about your own discernment, and enjoy the beauty of nature around us.

Open to single Catholic women ages 18 – 40.

Come and See flyer

April 3-5, 2020
October 16-18, 2020

Please register at least a week prior to the event. 

If you are interested in joining us for the weekend click here to fill out our Vocational Inquiry form,

or contact Sr Myra, our vocation director:
563-582-2595, ext 2114.


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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.

Serran Summer Picnic: Sunday, August 2. Sacred Heart Cathedral. Time TBD. Check back for more updates!

Vocations Thanksgiving Gala: Friday, November 20. Sacred Heart Cathedral. Mass at 5:30. Stay tuned for registration and sponsorship opportunities!

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