Discernment Toolkit

DISCERNMENT GUIDE

In Scripture, divine completeness, perfection, and wholeness are often expressed in the number seven. It is our hope and prayer that these seven steps will assist you on your journey.

  1. ​Intensify your prayer life, ask our mother Mary to help you, spend an hour in adoration weekly​
  2. Fast from dating​
  3. Engage in apostolic outreach/service​
  4. Participate in a discernment retreat​
  5. Receive regular spiritual direction
  6. Spend time reading good books on the spiritual life​
  7. Invoke the Holy Spirit in all decisions

SUGGESTED READING

The Strength of Vocation by Pope Francis

God’s Voice Within by Fr. Mark Thibodeaux

Peter on the Shore by Fr. Anthony Bannon, LC

To Save a Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett Brannen

The Better Part by Fr. John Bartunek, LC

Gift & Mystery by Pope John Paul II

Men of Brave Heart: The Virtue of Courage in the Priestly Life by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez


EXPLORE YOUR CALL 

LC Diaconate Ordinations: August 15, 2020

Thanksgiving Test Your Call: November 27, 2020 – December 1, 2020

Christmas Test Your Call: December 29, 2020 – January 3,2021 (includes travel days)

Holy Week Test Your Call: March 31, 2021 (or April 1, 2021 at 3pm) to April 5, 2021

Memorial Day Come and See: May 28, 2020 to May 31, 2020

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