Listening to the voice of God and exploring our God-given gifts

What is Discernment?

“God loves each one of us, beckoning us into a relationship that is personal, intimate and faithful. God calls out to us, inviting us to share in the divine life. How can we hear that call? What could hearing it mean as we live day to day? How can we help each other hear God’s voice and follow where God leads? How do we open that reception room in our hearts” Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community 

Want to Learn More?

Here are some places to learn more about and explore discernment

Start a Conversation

Make an appointment with your priest to share your questions and thoughts. Contact either the Rev. Kelly Kirby or the Rev. Benjamin Hart below. 

Join a Small Group of Fellow Discerners 

Assemble a group of five or more people, and the clergy will lead you through one of these programs. Called to Life is a 6-week program for small groups that explores questions of vocation and calling—how God works in our everyday lives. Called to Work is a 6-week program that explore questions of vocation and profession—how God calls in our everyday work.

Find a Spiritual Director

The Angela Merici Center will be happy to help you find a spiritual director that will best meet your needs and desires or you may click here for a listing of spiritual directors associated with the Angela Merici Center.
Click on the "Learn More" button below for more resources. 

Enroll in the School of Ministry

The School of Ministry is a collaborative approach to the formation of lay ministers and deacons in the Diocese of Kentucky. This two-year course of study located at All Saints Center provides those seeking a better understanding of the many ways of doing ministry in the Church and the world a way to discern their gifts and carry out their ministry. 

Visit a Monastic Community

Individuals and groups have enjoyed retreats at the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion (across the street from our church); the Ursaline Motherhouse in Louisville; the Abbey of Gethsemane in Trappist, KY; the Loretto Community Retreat Centers in Nerinx, KY; and Mt. St. Francis, IN. 

Pick up a Book

Read more about discernment from spiritual writers. For a list of suggestions, please click "Learn More" below. 

Contact Us

The Rev. Kelly Kirby


The Rev. Doug Adkins

Director of Congregational Life