The Blessed Virgin Mary in a posture of prayer with a flame of fire over her head

Interested in becoming Catholic?

Check out the the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) page for more information about the journey of becoming Catholic

Missionary Outreach

Young Disciples Missions

Young Disciples is an summer apostolate of Catholic young adults who travel from town to town to evangelize and catechize in rural communities and reservations by leading vacation Bible schools and teen retreats. Through training and on-the-road experience, every Young Disciple is formed to be a life-long missionary catechist.

Outreach to College Students

There are Catholic campus ministry programs on most colleges and universities in North Dakota and throughout the United States. Check out the resources for College Students available for you or for someone you know.

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has young adult missionaries serving both at North Dakota State University in Fargo and University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

Retreats & Workshops

Retreats are an opportunity to step back from the busyness and noise of everyday life in order to be renewed in prayer by encountering Jesus Christ. Without the distractions of daily life, we are given the chance to grow in our ability to listen to the Lord's voice in our life and in our hearts. Retreats are often opportunities to greater understand our identity as sons and daughters of God and to discern his will for our lives.

"He said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.'" (Mark 6:31)

The Diocese of Fargo organizes silent Ignatian retreats for the laity as well as other Prayer, Healing and Retreats.

“Called & Gifted” Workshops

Come to the the “Called & Gifted” Workshop to learn about the charisms (spiritual gifts) given to you by God in Baptism, so that you can serve and minister to others in a unique and particular way. For more information visit the Called and Gifted page.

Parish Evangelization Training

By virtue of their baptism, every parish member has the duty and grace to share their faith in Jesus with others. Diocesan Guide (PDF) for increasing parish evangelization.

“[W]ordless witness … always remains insufficient, because even the finest witness will prove ineffective in the long run if it is not explained, justified—what Peter called always having your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope you have within you.” (Pope Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi 21–22; see 1 Peter 3:15)