Vocation Houses in the Franciscan Spirit
Pray the Liturgy of the Hours in community (hours may differ depending on the house)
Morning Prayer: 9:15 a.m.
Evening Prayer -- 4:30 p.m.
Night Prayer -- 7:30 p.m.
Eat Dinner in Community
6:30 pm Weekdays
5:30 pm Weekends
Quiet Time: 9 pm to 9 am. .
You will have your own personal bedroom and full use of the house excluding the bedrooms of others.
Each house also has:
+ a prayer space where you may pray at any time.
+ a fully stocked kitchen in which to prepare your meals
+ laundry facilities (washer, dryer)
+ internet service
No smoking in the houses
No alcohol or illegal drug usage
No overnight guests
-Seek holiness and be accountable to your house parent and spiritual director about your journey
-Be committed to community life
-Follow house rules and procedures
-Volunteer work in Catholic Ministry
Required upon acceptance:
Initial security deposit of $360. When room is vacated, the security deposit will be refunded in full or part depending on condition of your room.
Each option includes your own private bedroom and full use of the house (other bedrooms excluded), laundry, internet access, utilities, and kitchen privileges.
Residents are responsible for their own meals.
Residents may have jobs or be college students
$360 donation monthly for Fair Share use of Franciscan Vocation House and ministry, due by the first of each month.
Residents may elect to voluntarily "work off" their fair share by donating up to 10 hours per week work to ministry with the Confraternity of Penitents. The Confraternity Volunteer Coordinator assigns and monitors volunteer tasks, which generally include computer and administrative work but may also include outdoor work.
Volunteer 5 hours per week and Fair Share reduces to $180 monthly.
Volunteer 10 hours per week and Fair Share reduces to $0 monthly.
House Parent (one per house)
In addition to the above Fair Share donation and options, the house parent receives $200 per month stipend plus health insurance. Requirements for house parents are:
Complete resume with 3 references.
Be of exemplary moral character
Conduct discernment sessions for residents and others at least once monthly
Moderate a one hour weekly Bible study
Manage the day to day operation of the house
Assign tasks within the house
Work with the Confraternity Volunteer Coordinator to assign Ministry duties
Be available to residents