Answering God's Call

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How does God want you to use your gifts?

Discernment is the process by which you discover His will and plan for you. If you are discerning your vocation within the church, and are wondering if you are called to the priesthood, read on. There are many resources here that can help.

Am I called?

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In Gratitude: A Note from a Newly-Ordained Transitional Deacon

October 16, 2016

Deacon Jeffrey Moore is a Fourth Theology student at Mundelein. He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Seattle as a transitional deacon, and, God willing, will be ordained as a priest in 2017. The following is the lighthearted letter he wrote as a thank you upon his diaconate ordination.

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"Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision.... 

Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love."

— Pope Francis —

Discernment Night

September 21, 2016
​St. Benedict Parish, Seattle

Seminarians in the Archdiocese of Seattle have begun their journey toward the priesthood. Meet some of our current seminarians and learn more about seminary life.

Meet Our Seminarians

A member of a religious order belongs to a community bound together by a common charism and the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Meet Our Priests

Each religious community is a special blessing in our church, with its particular mission and spirituality. Religious communities share much in common with each other, and yet, each one has its own unique spirit or 'charism.' 

Meet Our Religious Sisters

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Self-Assessment Survey

What Is God's Will for Me?

Finding the right vocation to serve God within the Church can sometimes be a challenging question. We have created an online vocations assessment to help you.

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Begin finding your path:

Do you desire to serve God and the Church with your entire life?

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"I will give you shepherds
after my own heart."

– Jeremiah 3:15