"The gift of a
configures and conforms
him to Jesus Christ "
Pastores Dabo Vobis
What are they?
In addition to spending time in prayer, and speaking with your parish priest, a wonderful way to explore, and, discern a calling to the priesthood is to visit our Archdiocesan Seminary in Birmingham. Each year we hold a number of discernment weekends at St Mary's College, Oscott.
Discernment Weekends are a unique experience for anyone feeling a call to the priesthood. Spending four days living at the seminary provides you with a first-hand opportunity to see what it’s like from the inside.
Beginning on a Friday evening, we spend time praying and socialising as a group, whilst also experiencing some of the life of the seminary community. The weekend concludes with Sunday Mass and lunch with the community.
These weekends provide a great opportunity to meet with, and talk to, other men discerning their call to the priesthood. For more information about attending one of these weekends, please contact the Vocations Director below.