Melchizedek Project + Vocations Office Events

Melchizedek Project

The Melchizedek project is a spiritual discernment group that helps high school and college-aged men consider a vocation to the Priesthood. It is based on the book To Save A Thousand Souls by Fr. Brett Brannen. All participants will receive the book free. Please join us in one of the ongoing discernment groups:

First Thursdays 

📍St. Brendan Church, Hilliard, Ohio

  • For men aged 16 through mid-twenties to explore the priesthood.
  • 6:30-7:30pm Dinner and Discussion
  • Led by Fr. Frank Brown and Fr. William Hahn
  • RSVP to


📍St. Bernadette, Lancaster, Ohio

  • For high school and college-aged men to discern the priesthood.
  • Begins with 6pm Mass at St. Bernadette, Lancaster
  • Continues with dinner and discussion until 8pm
  • Led by Fr. Ty Tomson. RSVP to

First Wednesdays

📍St. Joseph Cathedral

  • For for college age men and older to discern the priesthood.
  • Noon-1:00pm Lunch and Discussion
  • Led by Fr. William Hahn
  • RSVP to


Third Thursdays

📍St. Catharine, Bexley 

  • For high school men to explore the priesthood 
  • 6pm Dinner and Discussion
  • 7pm Holy Hour
  • Led by Fr. William Hahn and Fr. Dan Dury
  • RSVP to

For more information on these events, please contact Fr. William Hahn at and 614-221-5565.

Live Ins

The Josephinum’s Live-In Offers Young Men An Opportunity To:

  • Live seminary life firsthand
  • Attend classes with seminarians
  • Experience deep and reverent prayer
  • Participate in community recreation
  • Learn how to find their vocation

Men discerning a vocation often find encouragement and motivation by visiting a seminary campus. Twice during the academic year, the Josephinum hosts a Live-In weekend for high school juniors and seniors and college students who are interested in learning more about the seminary.

Live-In participants will experience seminary prayer life, classes, communal worship, and interaction with current seminarians, faculty and staff. Live-In weekends include introductory presentations on discernment, student life, and the college seminary formation program. Live-Ins area offered twice during the academic year for high school juniors and seniors and college students who are interested in learning more about the seminary.

Fall Live-In: The 2020 Fall Live-In has been cancelled. Check back later for more updates.

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As the Diocese of Columbus reorients itself towards evangelization, the Diocese is beginning to invest more time and resources into a diocesan-wide social media presence.  As this is now beginning to grow, the Vocations Office will no longer need to carry the message in social media as the Vocations Office.  The new Social Media Department of the Diocese will have the mission of spreading the Gospel through social media and will be the avenue by which the Vocations Office works to promote a culture of vocations.  As the Vocations Office we will still continue our information website,  This site will be going through an exciting transformation over the next several months as the Diocese moves to a new platform.  We will also begin running our vocations-oriented messages, event announcements, and news through the diocesan social media platform.  Because of this, Face Forward’s time will be coming to a close at the end of this month.  We thank all of those who have been a part of this important work in the life of the local Church. We look forward with excitement to the spread of the Gospel and the cultivation of a culture of vocations as we enter this new phase in the life of the Diocese of Columbus.  Please continue to follow along with us through our site and through the Diocese of Columbus Social Media platform.



In Christ,
Fr. William Hahn