The Melchizedek Project
The Melchizedek Project is a discernment group for young men who feel they may be called to the priesthood. The group meets weekly throughout the school year.
From the Melchizedek Project’s national website: “The Melchizedek Project educates and inspires Catholic students to consider a vocation to priesthood. We help begin discernment groups on college campuses, as well as at Catholic high schools and parish youth groups. Most Catholic young men lack the in-depth information they need to prayerfully discern a vocation to priesthood. To help solve this problem, The Melchizedek Project helps form vocation discernment groups. Each discernment group uses as a guide Fr. Brett Brannen’s book To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood. There is a discussion guide for each meeting corresponding to specific chapters in the book. The overarching aim of The Melchizedek Project helps men hear the call of Jesus Christ and discover their true vocation.
Falling under the Ministry of Pastoral Care, the Melchizedek Project helps young men to discover their true calling in a relaxed, non-pressured way. It is not a “priest training” group, but rather, an opportunity to dive deeper into determining how God has called them to live out their call to holiness.