Come and See about the priesthood June 4

Published: April 28, 2022

Registration Form

Download and complete the registration form above and return it to the address provided by May 15. There is no cost to attend the come and see retreat. All single men ages 16 and older are invited to attend to discern a vocation to the priesthood.

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“Come, follow me … and when you do, do not be afraid.” “If such a call comes into your heart, do not silence it. Let it develop into the maturity of a vocation!” — St. Pope John Paul II

The next Come and See Priesthood Discernment Retreat will be held Saturday, June 4 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock. Rooted in prayer and to include hiking, talks, discussion and Mass, this retreat aims to provide a living encounter with Christ to explore diocesan priesthood. It is open to single men ages 16 and older.

The retreat will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Fletcher Hall. There is no cost to attend. Meals and snacks will be provided. Overnight accommodations and transportation can be arranged if needed. Activities will be offered in English and Spanish.

Mail the registration form to the address provided or e-mail it to Georgina Peña by May 15. If unable to attend the Little Rock event, another come and see retreat is scheduled for July 9 in northwest Arkansas. For more information, see the flyer or contact Georgina Peña at (501) 664-0340, ext 353.

The Little Rock come and see retreat is the first one held since 2019. It was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is sponsored by the diocesan Vocations and Seminarians Office. To learn more about discerning a vocation to priesthood, read the vocation stories of our seminarians, or contact Father Jeff Hebert, vocations director, at (501) 664-0340, ext. 331.