The Discernment Process

Discernment is the process of gaining knowledge about any decision. We often think of discernment as thinking about being a priest, brother, or sister, but it’s a process for any decision in life.

How do we discern something? By listening to God’s voice! The Lord is the one who knows what is best for us, what He longs for us to do. So by listening to His Voice we are able to take steps forward in faith: in our daily life, in pursuing a vocation, in living a life of holiness.

Below are some categories with more information on discerning the specific “Big Four Vocations.”

If there are any specific questions you have, contact us and we’ll try to help!

Prayers for you!

~Fr. Fallon

Discerning Priesthood / Male Religious Life

Are you open to the possibility of a call to the diocesan priesthood or to join a religious order as a priest or a brother? Visit this section for more information!

Discerning Female Religious Life

Are you open to the possibility of becoming a religious sister? What’s a charism? How do you decide God’s call between different orders? Visit this section for more information!

Discerning Marriage

The Vocation of Marriage is the most common vocation–and the one least discerned! Visit this page for more resources for dating, engaged, and married life!

Events for Guys

Events for Ladies

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