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How do I start?

Many hope for a moment like St Peter, who was approached by Jesus and others long for the call of St Paul who got knocked off his horse, but in our world today God’s moves hearts in a much more different and quieter way. Learning how to understand if God is calling you comes through a process called discernment, where one grows in openness and obedience to God’s stirrings in our hearts.  This is a process that takes time but is made easier with the help of our vocation director and your spiritual director.  

For our part, we will offer you three opportunities to help you come
to understand more deeply what God is asking of you:

Come and See Retreat Weekends

In these weekends you will join other young men (18-40) like yourself to pray and reflect on your call.  We will join local Claretian communities and share about our religious and missionary life, our history, and our charism to evangelize.

Posada Ministry

We minister to the people working in the fields of Fresno California (picking fruits all year round) and offer them catechesis, sacraments and accompaniment.

Community Experience

A final opportunity for those who would like a more intense opportunity to try out our life is to join us for the Summer Ministry Discernment Program.  The program generally runs the month of July where young men (18-40) will come together and get the chance to live the life of a Claretian in formation.  

These programs are without cost, but we do ask participants to have a sincere interest to join us. You can also contact us at anytime. Part of our Claretian ministry consists also in helping you find your ultimate call in life, even if it is not with us.

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Now What? 

Time to enter Accompaniment...




The discernment process begins and is best supported through a process of accompaniment, where one of our vocation directors will walk with you, on a regular basis, to help you reflect on the feelings, insights, dreams, and challenges that you are experiencing. 

We will encourage you to try a variety of ministry experiences and prayer styles to help you grow in your God-given call and give you a chance to ask questions whenever they arise. 

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