For men of all ages discerning a call to the priesthood and religious life

Every good, young, practicing Catholic man who loves Jesus Christ and His Church should spend some time discerning priesthood.

The Melchizedek Project is a discernment group for men, in high school, college or older who love Jesus Christ and His Church and who are willing to talk with other like-minded men about their futures. The group uses as a guide Father Brett Brannen’s inspiring book “To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood.”
We meet from 6:30-8:00 p.m. every other week.

To register for the next meeting, or to request additional information, contact Father Michael Ammer at [email protected] or visit the St. Jude website. 

We’d like to send you the two most comprehensive and inspiring books ever written for men considering the priesthood, absolutely FREE! To take advantage of this offer, simply fill out this form.

To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood
by Fr. Brett Brannen
Is Jesus Calling You to Be a Catholic Priest?
by Msgr. Thomas Richter

Here are more outstanding books about the priesthood and discernment:

“Priests for the Third Millennium” by Timothy Cardinal Dolan 
“The Priest is Not His Own” by Archbishop Fulton Sheen  
“Gift and Mystery: On the Fiftieth Anniversary of My Priestly Ordination” by Pope St. John Paul II 
“The Priesthood” by Pope Benedict XVI 
“Radical Surrender – Letters to Seminarians” by Fr. Michael Najim 
“Reclaiming Our Priestly Identity” by Fr. David Toups 
“Be Thou My Vision” by Bishop David Ricken 
“WRAP Yourself in Scripture – A Guide for Lectio Divina” by Karen L. Dwyer, Ph.D.  
“Healing Prayer – Practical Mysticism and St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises” by Fr. John Horn, S.J.  
“Heart Speaks to Heart – A Review of Life and Healing Prayer” by Fr. John Horn, S.J.  
“Resting on the Heart of Christ – The Vocation and Spirituality of the Seminary Theologian   
“Christ – The Ideal of the Priest” by Blessed Columba Marmion  
“The Joy of Being a Priest – Following the Cure of Ars” by Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn 
“Many Are Called” by Scott Hahn