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Discernment Process

Mission: The Holy Cross Fathers discernment Process in Toronto provides a welcoming, supportive, prayerful community of faith to college (post-secondary school) students who wish to seriously consider whether God may be calling them to Holy Cross religious life and the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.


We foster a spirit of invitation and an atmosphere of conversation and listing where young men have the opportunity to share questions about their vocational journey and God’s call in their lives. Exploration is provided both privately and in a community of prayer.



Target group:

For Post-Secondary School Students who are in the process of discerning a call to Religious Life.



Purpose of the Program:

This program will provide young Catholic men with a process of discernment of their call – to demonstrate their Catholic leadership – as a priest, religious or a lay person.


This program provides a basic understanding of Christian life in Church ministry.

Length of Program: 1 year from September 2015 – August 2016




  • An application form to be filled out – about family background, life-story, abilities, studies….

  • should be registered into a post-secondary institution in Toronto

  • should make a commitment to attend all of the input sessions

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