“Perhaps you are tempted maybe to think: “But what can I do?”. When you are tempted like this, remember that the Lord spoke to us about the grain of wheat! Your life is like a grain of wheat… precisely; it is like leaven… precisely. Doing everything possible so that the Kingdom may come, grow and be great, and also so that it may shelter many people, like the mustard tree.”
-Pope Francis, May 10, 2014.

God calls all of us to search the depths of our hearts and listen to where God is leading to serve God’s kingdom.  There are a variety of vocations one can choose.  The married life is one such vocation.  Single men may feel called to the vocation of the priesthood, or to the religious life as a priest or brother.  Women may hear God calling them toward serving the kingdom as a religious sister.  Below, you will find some resources for those who are called to the religious life or to the priesthood.

  • Redemptorist Vocations:  Ever consider a vocation as a religious brother or priest?  The Redemptorist Missionaries, who staff St. Alphonsus Parish, invite you to discern with us.  Learn more about the Redemptorists by visiting Redemptoristvocations.com, or contact one of the priests or brothers of our community.

  • Diocesan Priesthood or Diaconate Ministry:  St. Alphonsus Parish is situated in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis.  If you would like more information about the priesthood or diaconate ministry thru the archdiocese, visit 10000vocations.org.

  • Religious Sisters:  There are many women’s religious orders. You may find the following vocation directory helpful.