The Foundation - Men's Discernment Group


Any man, from the Diocese of Lansing, who is out of high school and is desiring to join a group of men who are not afraid to talk about priesthood and be open to God’s call whatever it is. 

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Peer support and prayer are the main focus of the group, along with diving into topics surrounding priestly discernment and Catholic identity. All meetings include a discussion over a chapter from the book “To Save a Thousand Souls.” (Book provided) .

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Ann Arbor
St. Thomas The Apostle
530 Elizabeth St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Contact: Rev. Anthony Smela at

St Anthony of Padua
11 N Broad St
Hillsdale MI 49242
Contact:  Rev. Todd Koenigsknecht  at

St. Francis Retreat Center
703 East Main St. Dewitt, MI 48820
Contact: Rev. John Linden at



In Ann Arbor, Saturday meetings begin with Mass at 9:00 am and
concludes at 11:00 am with pizza lunch at the New York Pizza Depot.   

  • Dates are:  
  • JAN 12, 2019  -  The Holy Eucharist
  • JAN. 17-20, 2019
    Optional: Trip to Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
  • FEB. 2 - The Call to a Radical Life
  • MAR. 9 - Celibacy for the Kingdom
  • APR. 13 - The Heart of a Priest


In Hillsdale, Saturday meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and run
until Noon followed by a lunch.

Dates are:

  • FEB. 23 - The Sacred Power of Priesthood
  • MAR. 23 -  What is the Vocation in the First Place?
  • APR. 13 -  God said Go and I Said No


In Lansing, Saturday meetings begin with Mass at 10:00 am
and run until 12:00 pm followed by a pizza lunch at Rellis.     

  • Dates are:
  • JAN. 17-20, 2019
  • Optional: Seminary visit to Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit
  • FEB. 9  - Overcoming Fear and Trusting in God
  • MAR. 16 - This is What Priests Do
  • APR. 6 - Sacred Power of Priesthood
  • MAY 11 - What is a Vocation?

Please R.S.V.P. at least a week ahead of each meeting date.