Considering a year of service in DC?
Join us for a discernment retreat!

  • Experience community life
  • Chat with current volunteers
  • Attend discernment workshops
  • Meet with our program directors

Dates are scheduled based on interest, and an online format is available in light of pandemic realities. For more information or to schedule a retreat date, email info@franciscanmissionservice.org or call Associate Director Meghan Meros at 202-832-1762×4.

What are past participants saying about Discernment Days?

“I felt very supported and encouraged during this time. It felt like I was on retreat and I came away refreshed and validated in that I know that I have good gifts to bring to mission.”

“It was so beneficial to have questions answered in person, to meet staff and volunteers, and get a sense of the community I would be entering.”

“The environment, community, and charisma of the people really made it all feel so natural. It had a huge impact on my discernment process.”

“Felt like family. Felt like home! So warm and welcoming. Felt very included and cared for.”