Vocations Events


Description of Vocations Events

Second Thursday Monthly Discernment Night

Monthly Discernment Night, held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 at Our Lady of Good Counsel every 2nd Thursday September – May.

The evening includes Eucharistic Adoration, dinner & community to help men build fraternity, faith, & aid in discernment.

Who should attend: Young men in high school and older

Fall Dates: 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

To RSVP, please email Fr. Rueb rueb@diocesekcsj.org

Come and See Dinners

John 1:45-46: Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth’.

But Nathanael said to him “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”

Philip said to him, “Come and see.”

Hang out with dynamic priests, eat a delicious free meal, pray in a transformative way, and open your heart to what will really fulfill you—following Jesus’ will in your life…all in a casual setting.

Who should attend: Young men in high school and older

Time: 7 PM

Location & Date: 

St. Andrew the Apostle | April 3, 2024

Coronation | April 4, 2024

Want to attend a dinner? Contact Kelly Roper kroper@diocesekcsj.org to RSVP.

You may also sign up here.

Priests of the diocese – we need your help! If there is a young man in your ministerial assignment that you believe would make a quality priest, please invite them to join you at the “Come and See” dinner.



“My Vocation is Love”

Come and spend the day immersed with holy men and women who will inspire and touch the hearts of young adults, parents, grandparents, and our children.

Experience prayer, ask questions, listen to inspiring talks, and have a little fun throughout the day.

Where: St. Therese North 7207 NW Highway 9 KCMO 64152
When: August 3, 2024
Time: 7:30 AM to 3:45

Visit KCVOCATIONDAY.COM for information and to register.

“Quo Vadis” Retreat

“Where are you going?”

“Quo Vadis” translates to “Where are you going”: this weekend retreat is specifically organized to help young men answer this question, and other questions they might have about priesthood, seminary, and how to hear God’s voice in every day life.

More Information Coming Soon!

If you’d like to be added to our email list, to receive updates to your inbox, please sign up here

Encounter with God’s Call

April 20, 2024 to April 21, 2024

“What is Encounter?”

Encounter With God’s Call is a seminary discernment experience for high school juniors through recent college graduates (ages 16-25). During Encounter, the participants further discern the call to priesthood and learn about college seminary life. Throughout the weekend, participants pray, meet, and relax with seminarians. Together we all seek to listen for God’s voice and our call.

Plan for the Weekend:

Encounter begins on Saturday, April 20, 2024 and ends on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 10.  Contact Fr. Rueb at rueb@diocesekcsj.org or Kelly Roper at kroper@diocesekcsj.org.

To sign up, please click here

Pitching for Priests | June 21, 2024

Pitching for Priests is an annual softball game fundraiser played by priests from Kansas City – St. Joseph vs. Priests from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The Vocations Office of both diocese benefit from the proceeds of this game.

For more information and tickets, visit the Catholic Radio Network website.

Following the Call: Tomorrow’s Priest Collection

Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19, 2024

Updated Link coming soon: Donate Tomorrow’s Priest Collection here

Ordinations to the transitional diaconate and to the priesthood are usually held in May-June and are open to the public.

Upcoming ordinations:

Transitional Diaconate Ordination

  • When: May 18, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Where: Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, MO

Priestly Ordination

  • When: May 25, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Where: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, MO.

Please join Fr. Rueb and seminarians of the

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