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Discernment basically means “hearing the call” and trying to figure out where God might be calling you to serve Him. It is a life-long process of growth and listening to how God moves the heart in a new way of service. It begins in one’s heart – but it also involves other people, especially in the Church.

Examining yourself is a good way to begin discernment of priesthood.

Begin the Discernment Survey

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” 

- Isaiah 6:8

Seminary Live-In: Come and See

Visiting Christ the King Seminary for a weekend is one of the best ways to begin. It’s a chance to experience the life of a seminarian and discern God’s calling for your life. You’ll share meals, attend classes, and meet other young Catholic men.

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Is Jesus calling you to make a difference as a priest of the Archdiocese?

Take the
Discernment Survey

True happiness and peace depend on following God’s perfect will for your life. Take our discernment survey to learn more about your own calling.

Join a 
Seminary Live-In

This event is an opportunity for young men to meet other guys (ages 17-35) searching for God’s will and to experience the life of a seminarian.  

Meet the 
Vocations Team

Have a chat with the Vocations Team (Rev. James Hughes, Vocations Director; Rev. Mark McGuckin, Assistant Director; Rev. Juan Lucca and Rev. Raffaele Salvino, Vocations Outreach) and join a discernment group!


Fr. James Hughes 
Director of Vocations and Seminarians

(604) 443-3254

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“Attending a live-in at Seminary of Christ the King has been the most important part of my discernment. Although I had many questions and only a rough idea of what seminary life was like, being able to actually experience the life itself helped me to clear my doubts about the priestly vocation and what the seminary is all about.”

Mark Villar

Attending a live-in at SCK was my first step in actively discerning God’s vocation for my life. There’s only so far you can go feeling, thinking, or praying about something. Eventually God will ask you to move and to trust! Take the first steps of faith.”

Gabriel Canizares

“Attending the live-in and experiencing seminary life for a weekend, really helped me in taking the next steps in my discernment. While there, I could feel God, and actually had the time to listen to where He was calling me.”

John Krump

We’d love to have you at our next seminary live-in! Fill out the form below and we’ll email you about the upcoming spiritual weekend.

Is God Calling you to be a priest?

Find Accompaniment

If you have felt an inspiration towards the priesthood or are earnestly seeking God's will for your life, be not afraid! 

You are not alone in this pursuit. Fr. James Hughes, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, and the Vocations team are available for a good chat to hear your story and to clear any questions you might have. 

He may also invite you to join the Discernment Group that meets regularly, where you would find the accompaniment of other men in Vancouver who are also discerning.

FR. James

(604) 443-3254 /

Fr. Juan

Fr. Mark

Fr. Raffaele