Next Steps – Ways to Respond


Within your discernment, there are many things that can aid both growing in relationship with the Lord, and obtaining clarity towards what He wants for your life.

  • Pray: asking the Lord to show you the vocation He has prepared for you and invites you to embrace.
  • Listen: to God and have the courage to respond to Him freely and generously.
  • Recite: the rosary, asking Mary, the Mother of Christ and the Mother of us all, to intercede with her Son on your behalf.
  • Make: Eucharistic Holy Hours, placing yourself in the Real Presence of the One who calls, the One who invites.
  • Read: and meditate on Sacred Scripture and other good spiritual reading including the lives of the saints.
  • Attend: Mass and receive Holy Communion as often as your state in life and current responsibilities will allow.
  • Go: to the Sacrament of Penance, frequently and consistently.
  • Serve: your parish, and elsewhere, as needed and as you are able.
  • Talk: with a priest, consecrated religious, or the Vocation Director about your vocation questions and concerns, seeking spiritual direction and guidance.
  • Visit: Bishop White Seminary to meet seminarians, join them for Adoration, Mass, and the Liturgy of the Hours, and ask them questions. Check back for a liturgical schedule of Bishop White Seminary.
  • Participate: in a Melchizedek Project discussion group, or Quo Vadis Days camp, or a Discernment Retreat. Click here for a schedule of discernment events in the Diocese of Spokane.
  • Sign Up: for regular news and updates via email or text message by clicking here.
  • Follow: the Office of Vocations on Facebook and Twitter.

Melchizedek Project




Is Jesus calling you to be a Catholic priest? It’s not an easy question to answer. It takes prayer and study to discover your true vocation.

The Melchizedek Project is a discernment group for young men like you who love Jesus Christ and His Church, and who are willing to talk with other like-minded men about their future.

The group uses as a guide Fr. Brett Brannen’s inspiring book, To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood.

The group meetings are NOT meant to convince you that priesthood is your vocation. You could very well be called to marriage or another vocation. But if you’re a faithful Catholic young man–even if you’re currently dating–at some point you have to ask yourself whether God is calling you to be a priest.

Meetings: Seven sessions over the next few months, about 90 minutes each, will give you spiritual tools to discern your vocation.

Click below to find dates for upcoming meetings.