What does it feel like when God is calling and inviting someone to explore the possibility of becoming a priest or brother? Many people, it seems, first experience simple questions arising in their hearts: How can I use my gifts to serve the Lord? How can I make an impact in the world? How can I best love God and others?

This month, check out the vocation stories of some of our Holy Cross religious, and take advantage of our tips for discernment. As always, we include a number of opportunities for you to hear the Lord's voice more clearly in your heart as you consider how you will spend your life for God.

As we begin this season of Lent, may the Lord help us all in our quest to be more deeply converted to do his will, as we recall the special grace of God's life given to us at our baptism. May God bless you and your Lenten journey!

Fr. John DeRiso , C.S.C. - Director of Vocations
Fr. Tim Mouton , C.S.C. - Associate Director of Vocations
Fr. Dennis Strach , C.S.C. - Associate Director of Vocations
Come & See Weekend for High School Juniors
March 26-28

Spend the weekend at the Old College Undergraduate Seminary with high school juniors from across the country, sit-in on classes, pray with the Holy Cross community at Notre Dame, and take intentional time to discern your vocation. Reserve your spot today! Deadline for registration is March 18 .
Questions of the Heart:
Holy Cross Vocation Stories
Who are Holy Cross priests and brothers? You might be surprised to find that they are engineers, teachers, musicians, lawyers, and doctors.

Get to know the Holy Cross community:

How will you spend
your life for the Lord?
Where are you in the discernment of your vocation? Take a look at our discernment tips and frequently asked questions, and reach out to us with your own concerns.
Notre Dame Summer
Seminary Immersion Program
for Rising High School Juniors & Seniors
June 27-July 11

The Summer Seminary Immersion Program is a two-week academic course designed for high school men who are considering a vocation to religious life as a priest or brother. The program will help young men deepen their own consideration of God's call through study of Sacred Scripture, the Catholic Tradition, and the experience of what it would be like to enter a college seminary program. Participants will live in Old College, the undergraduate seminary for the Congregation of Holy Cross on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Course work is applicable for college credit.

Deadline for registration is March 31 .
Special Edition of "Ave Crux"
Highlights the Brothers' Vocation
In the latest edition of Ave Crux Magazine , we celebrate two hundred years since the founding of the Brothers of St. Joseph by Fr. Jacques Dujarié.

Featured articles include "Mystery, Mission, and Communion," by Br. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., and "Brotherhood in Holy Cross," by Br. Jimmy Henke, C.S.C .
Upcoming Events
University of Notre Dame
Discernment Group for undergraduate men at Notre Dame & Holy Cross College

All gatherings are held from 8-9:30 p.m. in the McGlinn Family Room (Rm 210) of Visitation Hall. Enter through the door indicated "Remick Commons," right behind the Basilica. Join us for conversation, Compline, and pizza!

March 25 - Community Life (Fr. John Herman, Rector of Moreau Seminary)
April 15 - Mission (Fr. Matt Kuczora, Rector of Dunne Hall)

Fr. Dennis to Join Holy Cross Collaborators
for the Holy Cross Institute
March 27-29

As Holy Cross religious and lay collaborators gather together from across the country for the Holy Cross Institute at St. Edward's University, Associate Director of Vocations, Fr. Dennis Strach, will attend for the first time. If you are going to be in attendance and would like to meet regarding vocation efforts in our Holy Cross high schools, please let us know !

Lenten Mission in Austin, Texas
March 29-31

Men discerning a vocation as priest or brother in Holy Cross, as well as Holy Cross collaborators, are invited to the Lenten Mission at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church in Austin, Texas, March 29-31. Each evening conference will offer a different topic for prayer and reflection. For more information on the Lenten Mission, please contact the parish . For more information on how you can connect with Fr. Dennis during his time in Austin, please send us a note .

Ordination to the Presbyterate
April 18 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Save the date! The ordination liturgy will be live-streamed from
the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Moreau Night
April 23 - 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Undergraduates from the University of Notre Dame and from Holy Cross College are invited to join the Holy Cross community at Moreau Seminary for a Come & See Night. The program will include Mass, dinner, and a panel with men who are currently in formation with the Congregation of Holy Cross. Reserve your spot today !

Notre Dame Vision
June 15-19 
June 22-26 
July 6-10 
July 13-17

Saints & Scholars
July 6-17
July 13-24

Profession of Perpetual Vows
September 5

Basilica of the Sacred Heart - Notre Dame, Indiana

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate
September 6

Moreau Seminary - Notre Dame, Indiana