Our Vocations Team, along with all the friars of the Province of St. Barbara, is here to support you in your path of discernment. We invite you to experience Franciscan discernment through a variety of opportunities: in a "Come and See" retreat; by joining a monthly discernment group; by immersing yourself in one of our outreach ministries to the poor. We can help you arrange any of these. In other words, we invite you to try on our way of life, test the stirrings of your heart, and respond to the movements of the Holy Spirit.

Please join us for one of our upcoming vocation events:

Southern California

  • CDJ Youth Congress - October 14th and 15th from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the LA Convention Center
  • Discernment Dinner - October 21st at 5:00 p.m. at Old Mission San Luis Rey
  • Dia de Los Muertos - October 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Old Mission San Luis Rey
  • Mass and Vocation Dinner at UCLA - November 16th at UCLA
  • Discernment Dinner - November 17th at 5:00 p.m. at the Assumption Friary
  • Vocation Fair at UCLA - November 19th at UCLA
  • Mass and Vocation Dinner at USC - November 19th at USC
  • Sound of Music - November 10th at 6:30p.m. at Old Mission San Luis Rey
  • Christmas Concert - December 1st and December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Old Mission San Luis Rey
  • Come & See Retreat - December 15th to 17th at Old Mission San Luis Rey

Northern California

  • Faith Formation Conference - November 3rd from 8:00 a.m. through November 4th at 4:00 p.m. at Santa Clara Convention Center

Phoenix, Arizona

  • Come & See Retreat - October 27th through 29th at St. Mary Basilica in Phoenix

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