Registration for the free Men’s #Discernment Weekend is now open at bit.ly/DSJV-menr20!
When: Friday 1/24/20 evening to Sunday 1/26 afternoon.
Cost: An open heart and mind.
Requirements: Single Catholic male, 18 years and older, recommended by any priest in the Diocese of San Jose.
This retreat is also normally required for those who are looking to apply to the Diocese of San Jose.
Find out if God is calling you to the #priesthood. Meet the priests and seminarians of San Jose. Experience their life and get your questions, doubts, concerns answered. Meet other men like you who are discerning.
You will have the chance to explore the priesthood and learn about the steps for discernment, values of priestly life, and the structure of seminary formation. It will be a weekend of prayer, discussions, fraternity, recreation, and fellowship. Our prayer for you is that by fully engaging in the opportunities provided on this retreat, you will find more clarity on where God is leading you and that you will better understand God’s movement in your heart.
Priests of the Diocese of San Jose make a radical choice to follow Jesus’ call to be His servant-leaders. Their lives of joyful sacrifice bring to the people of Silicon Valley the message of Jesus Christ that: I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live! (John 11:25). A priest is empowered by Christ to overcome death, sin, and despair with the message of life, forgiveness, and hope that is the core of the Gospel.
Priests find meaning and profound personal fulfillment in bringing the living presence of Jesus to God’s people through the sacraments. In turn, people experience the power of Jesus through their priest’s ministry. As “father” of his parish family, the priest is called to be a visible witness of holiness in his commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He offers his life for his people through prayer and ministry.