Welcome!  In the Diocese of Allentown, we are committed to helping everyone to discern where and how God is calling them to live a holy life and to be a saint.  Through the Sacraments of Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony, in vibrant Religious Orders and the consecrated life, as well as in the single state, we are blessed to present several resources for discernment on this page.

The Diocesan Office for Vocations Promotion and the Office of Seminarian Formation focus primarily on vocations to the Diocesan priesthood, but we are very happy to provide resources for any vocation that one might be discerning.

Please be assured of our prayers for you and may God bring to completion the good work that He has begun in your life!

Rev. Mark R. Searles
Director, Office for Vocations Promotion


Discernment Events

Quo Vadis and Fiat Days
A retreat for high-school aged young men and women (14-18 years of age, including newly graduated seniors) to participate in activities rooted in prayer and discerning their vocation in the Real Presence of the Most Holy Eucharist.

July 17 - July 21, 2022
DeSales University, Allentown

Learn more at the links below:

Quo Vadis for Young Men

Fiat Days for Young Women

Come and See Discernment weekend retreats
St. Charles Seminary