Discover God's Call

Is Jesus calling you to the priesthood or religious life?
Discern your vocation in the Diocese of Boise.

Discern Your Call

Discern together

Join a Melchizedek Project Discernment Group with other men considering the priesthood. We also have an online group via Facebook.

Men meet regulary with a priest to read and discuss Fr. Brett Brannen’s inspiring book, To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood. An excellent way to deepen your faith, learn about the priesthood, and gain the skills needed for a ‘diligent discernment.’ Join our Boise group or meet online.


A two-week spiritual retreat in the Wilderness with Fr. Nathan Dail and Seminarians. For men 18+ only. Limited capacity so register early.

A group of 25 men led by Fr. Nathan Dail will spend 2 weeks in the Idaho mountains for an intensive spiritual retreat. Spiritual activities include Daily Mass and Adoration, Ignatian discernment exercises, Lectio Divina, praying the rosary, talks about life & vocation, community meals, and time set aside for personal silent reflection. Outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, reading, and sports. 


How can I figure out God’s plan for my life? Am I called to be a priest or a husband? A sister or a wife? How will I know for sure? 

Discernment is the art of listening to God’s call for your life, whether to marriage, priesthood, or consecrated life.

Discerning one’s vocation is rarely easy. It typically takes months or years, includes daily prayer and spiritual direction, and leads to a well-informed decision to commit to the Lord in a particular way.

Fortunately, you do not have to discern alone! Priests and Vocation Directors in our diocese can lead you on a proven path to clarity about your vocation.

Vocation Resources

Help create a culture of vocations in the Diocese of Boise.

for Parishes

Holy Hour guides and more


Foster vocations in the family

Video & Podcasts

From Salt & Light and other sources

Discernment Groups

Join with other young Catholics to discern the Priesthood and Religious Life.

One of the very best ways to discern your vocation is with the support of like-mined men and women. The Diocese of Boise has several small discernment groups that meet regularly. Groups for men read and discuss the book To Save a Thousand Souls, while the women’s groups discuss Discerning Religious Life.

We’re here to help you discover god’s call.