Come and See
One of the best ways to assist in your discernment is to visit a seminary or religious house and meet the people who live there. This gives discerners an opportunity to see what daily life is like in these places, and can spark new friendships both with fellow young people discerning their vocation and with seminarians and religious novices who can be a great support along the way.
The Office of Vocations periodically sponsors these sorts of trips. If there are any upcoming trips, the information will be found below. Also, individual discerners can always request to make a private visit themselves. The Office of Vocations is very willing to schedule these visits. If you are interested, contact Fr. Nick at
Prediscernment Prayer Nights
If you are open to the call of the Lord, whatever it may be, come pray to know your vocation during one of six holy hours hosted by the department of vocations in early 2021. Dates will be added as they are confirmed. These evenings of prayer are geared toward those aged 16 and over.
***Our Scheduled Evening of Prayer at St. Mary Natchez has been postponed due to the water damage suffered at the Basilica. We will put a new date on the calendar as soon as possible...please pray for Fr. Scott Thomas, Fr. Mark Shoffner and all parishioners at St. Mary!***
Tuesday, February 23 2021 - St. Alphonsus McComb, 6-7 PM
Tuesday, March 2 2021 - St. Joseph Greenville, 6-7 PM
Thursday, March 4 2021 - Immaculate Heart of Mary Greenwood, 6-7 PM
Tuesday, March 16 2021 - Our Lady of Victories Cleveland, 6-7 PM
Wednesday, March 17 2021 - Christ the King Southaven, 6-7 PM
Summer Days of Discernment
Lord willing the Department of Vocations will host men's and women's days of discernment this summer. This is dependent on Diocesan Covid Protocols being lifted and so no dates will be publicized until we have a greater knowledge of the state of the pandemic.
If you are interested in attending an event or visiting a seminary or house of discernment, the Vocations Office is able to host small groups. Email Fr. Nick Adam if you are interested:
The Diocese of Jackson offers these discernment trips at no cost to the attendants.
If you are interested in supporting a trip, please contact the Office of Vocations
Diocese of Jackson
Attn: Office of Vocations
PO Box 2248
Jackson, MS 39225-2248