Vocation Events

There are many opportunities to create a "culture of vocation" in our homes and churches ...



Vocation Awareness Week | November 5-11, 2017

National Vocation Awareness Week 2017Please pray during Vocation Awareness week that young people will hear and respond to God's call and that all Catholics do their part to encourage them to consider priesthood and religious life.

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Verónica Cortés | Administrative Assistant | (920) 272-8289 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Five Ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fr Adam BradleyFather Adam Bradley Fr Mark MlezivaFather Mark Mleziva Fr Zachary WeberFather Zachary Weber Fr Jon ThorsenFather Jon Thorsen Fr Matthew RapplFather Matthew Rappl Bishop David Ricken ordained Adam Bradley, Mark Mleziva, Matthew Rappl, Jon Thorsen, and Zachary Weber to the priesthood at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, in St. Mary Church, 4805 Sportsman Dr, De Pere WI 54115 (Town of Ledgeview).

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Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate

Kyle SladekRev. Mr. Kyle Sladek José López VargasRev. Mr. José López VargasGregory ParentRev. Mr. Gregory Parent Bishop David Ricken ordained Rev. Mr. Kyle Sladek and Rev. Mr. José López Vargas to the diaconate at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay.

Rev. Mr. Gregory Parent was ordained to the diaconate in Rome, Italy, on September 28, 2017.

Story in The Compass on Rev. Mr. Kyle Sladek | Link
Story in The Compass on Rev. Mr. José López Vargas | Link

Story in The Compass on Rev. Mr. Gregory Parent | Link

St Andrew Dinner | Green Bay

St Andrew DinnerWhat: 5:30 p.m. Mass | Supper and discussion with Bishop Ricken, priests, leaders, and other young men in discernment follow

Project-Andrew-Bishop-Ricken_2014Where: St. Joseph Chapel | 1825 Riverside Dr | Green Bay WI 54301
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Registration/Questions: Fr. Daniel Schuster | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | (920) 272-8293 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8293 (920 and 715 area codes)


Project Elizabeth Dinner for Young Women

Project ElizabethDinnerBishop David Ricken invites young women to share a dinner with him and religious sisters from our area and learn more about the vocation to consecrated religious life for women. This opportunity to listen and ask questions is for college-age young women, and older, willing to look at how God is calling them. Sisters from the Diocese are encouraged to invite young women, and to come with them!

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Sr. Louise Hembrecht, OSF | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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Catholic Youth Expeditions are scheduled throughout the year.

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Franciscan Vocations Discernment Retreats for Young Adult Single Women

Womens DiscernmentThe "Called To Be" retreat for young adult single women, age 18-35, is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc. The weekends begin on Friday at 7 p.m. and end on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $25.

November 24-26, 2017 | Discernment Weekend

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse, 2409 South Alverno Rd, Manitowoc WI 54220

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Sr. Julie Ann, OSF | Call/text (920) 323-9632



Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross (Bay Settlement)

It's a huge question: "How is God calling me to live my life?" We're here to help! Through prayer and conversation, God's call will be revealed to you. Check out these opportunities for discernment:



  • Watch one of our YouTube videos
  • Get a sense of Sisterhood from our blog
  • Catch us on Facebook and Twitter 
  • Tour our Motherhouse and spend some quiet prayer time in our beautiful chapel. It's your option to meet our Sisters, who love serving the Church in the name of Jesus and St. Francis of Assisi. Simplicity, hospitality and joy are the hallmarks of our lives.

For more information, contact:

Sr. Laura Zelten, OSF | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | Call/text (920) 288-0237.



Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)

Weekend for youth and young adults, high school juniors or older. Participants listen, laugh, sing, reflect, pray, and discuss their lives and relationship with God and others. It is an experience of the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ: his life, death and resurrection! Join us!


December 29-31, 2017 | Quad Parish Youth Center, Green Bay

March 16-18, 2018 | Quad Parish Youth Center, Green Bay

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All invited to Eucharistic adoration on first Thursday of every month, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., starting with Mass | St. John the Baptist Church | 2597 Glendale Ave. | Green Bay, WI 54313

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