Hearing the Call

Some people know from an early age what they want to do with their lives. Others need time to think about it, talk to people and pray about it.

Ask yourself this: Is God calling me to live a life for him? Do I have a feeling deep inside that makes me think maybe, just maybe, I need to be helping God's people as a religious person? If your answer is "Yes," then don't you owe it to yourself to experience a discernment process to determine if that is, indeed, a call to religious life? 

 See what Bishop Robert Barron says about exploring the discernment process. 

While we'd be thrilled if God was calling you to life as a diocesan priest to serve the people of southwest Iowa, we realize it is God's choice. God calls each of us in a particular way; to some to married life, some to diocesan priesthood, or some to consecrated religious life in another community. We want you to follow the will of the Father. 

Contact our vocations director, Father Ross Parker to start the discernment process. He would be happy to talk with you one on one about what you want to do with your life. Or better put, help you to see the gifts God has given you and to understand how He wants you to use those gifts to build up His kingdom.