Spiritual Discernment is a holy process
During this process you will evaluate your life through the eyes of our Lord. It really isn’t an end result but a journey that brings you to a position + holy purpose.
MCCW/CWOC discernment particularly defines your ability to be a servant-leader in a position. It is a form of submission. It is leading a flock entrusted in your care. Jesus guided us by his life, he walked with us not be served, but instead to serve. It is a beautiful balance between being confident in doing God’s will while maintaining personal humility. In essence, it is saying yes to being used as HIS vessel.
To be a servant-leader for MCCW/CWOC means to first, discern if you are “called”, using the St. Ignatius principles.
Within MCCW/CWOC we have begun to use a discernment process rather than a secular election process. In the next few months, regional retreats will meet and go through the discernment process and will explain how the process works at the chapel level. The Discernment process should be conducted at least one month before the end of your CWOC season. For most chapels, it is May.
How does discernment work?
- Prayerfully download and read “Discernment Prayers” and then fill out the “Spiritual Gifts Inventory.” The “Discernment Procedure” is for your understanding of the process.
- Then pray and pray some more!
- Consult with your spouse and family members regarding the time required.
- Go to your priest for advisement. You will need an endorsement from him.
- Talk with the current people that are currently in positions. Ask them what they do, how much time it takes, what skills it would be helpful to have. We recommend downloading and reading the “ CWOC Sourcebook.”
- Once you believe you are called to move forward, please contact our Discernment Coordinator with your contact information and any questions.