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Office of Vocations leading seminary Come and See

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Father Matt Schmitz, Promoter for the Office of Vocations, is leading a trip to Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, Minnesota, for a Come and See weekend Nov. 9-12.

The men will join seminarians for Morning and Evening prayer, daily Mass, holy hours, classes, meals and recreation time. They will also tour the college and seminary campuses and meet with diocesan seminarians.

According to a brochure from the seminary, the weekend is “an opportunity to learn more about priesthood and seminary life, to meet the students and faculty of the seminary and to become familiar with St. Mary’s University.”

Men who went on the trip last year said having a clearer picture of what seminary life is like helped with their discernment.

Father Schmitz said space for the trip is limited. Anyone interested in attending should contact him as soon as possible at 218-773-0877 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A second opportunity to attend a Come and See at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary will be available March 15-18, 2019.

To find out more about the Office of Vocations, go to www.crookston.org/vocations. For more information about Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, visit ihmseminary.org.

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