Discernment Resources

threesssIt seems like it was so easy for biblical characters like Saint Paul and the other apostles to follow Jesus! The Gospel of Mark tells us that as he walked along the Sea of Galilee, Jesus saw Simon and his brother Andrew fishing. He said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men,” and immediately they left everything and followed Him (see Mark 1:1-18).

Amazing, isn’t it? They dropped everything, left their former way of life behind, and became Jesus’ special disciples whom he made Apostles (see Mark 3:13-14). They had the opportunity to meet Jesus face-to-face and they heard his voice calling them to serve. But what about you? How do you know if Jesus is calling you to serve as a priest or brother?  What about marriage or living a holy life as a single lay person? What will you do with your one and only life?

This section has resources to assist you in the process of what is called discernment. From biblical stories for your prayerful reflection, to pertinent questions to ask yourself and others like a priest or trusted adviser, and much more.

If you have questions along the way, please contact Father Anthony Marshall, SSS, Vocation Director. He’s available to assist you as you discern if Jesus is inviting you to a Eucharistic life in service to the church as either a Blessed Sacrament priest or brother. (440) 442-7243; or complete the form below:

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