2021 Vocation Office Events

Totus Tuus – Missionary Training

The Totus Tuus program aims to inspire young people to long for holiness, develop a deep desire for conversion and personally renew their faith with a stronger prayer life. Through evangelization and catechesis, Totus Tuus seeks to foster openness to the sacrifices and blessings of the various Christian vocations.

  • Campers Day program: 1st – 6th graders
  • Night program: 7th – 12th graders

Samuel Group: Discernment for young adults

Do you ever wonder how to make a good decision according to God’s will? Join us for a discernment group specifically geared toward young adults (ages 19–35). Here you will discuss all kinds of discernment—if you are called to consecrated life, married life or single life, to a certain career 0r city, and more. The goal of this group is to help you, and in some cases your significant other, know yourself, Jesus and your role within the Church.

These discernment groups will take place monthly over the course of seven months. At each session, you will listen to talks, have time for small group sharing, and have the opportunity for Mass, Confession and Adoration. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet individually with a spiritual director while doing this course.

Quo Vadis Days
Aug 1–4, 2021

“Quo Vadis” is the Latin phrase for “Where are you going?” Quo Vadis Days is a 4-day/3-night camp for young Catholic men to learn more about the priesthood, to deepen their faith, and to better discern God’s call in their lives. (Boys 13 – 18 years old)


A two phase, six-month program (October – April) for college and post-college men with a serious interest in diocesan priesthood. Meetings are held every week in the evenings at the Bishop Quarter House in downtown Chicago, which provides men with the opportunity to continually engage the question about priesthood.

Catholic Sports Camps


These camps are faith-filled experiences where leaders are built, sports are played, and faith is strengthened. Our Mission is to teach children sports through the leadership and teachings of the Catholic Church.

Come back next year for more exciting camps!

Andrew Dinner

Vicariate led dinners to allow local discerners time with the priests and seminarians from their community and their Bishop. (Discerning young men: high school, college and young professional aged men)

Altar Server Events

A day to honor and appreciate our dedicated Altar Servers. Each Vicariate conducts this special mass followed by dinner and fun. Check with your Vicariate Office for your planned event. (All active Altar Serving Boys and Girls through 12th grade)

Scout Days (sponsored event)

A day of fellowship for Chicago Archdiocese Boy Scout Troops. (All active Boy Scouts)

ECHO: Theology of the Body Camp (sponsored event)
at St. Xavier University

ECHO is a Theology of the Body Camp. At ECHO, they dive into, unpack, and process the themes of prayer, our identity, and our mission to love. (Coed)

Exploring Priesthood Weekend

The retreat to help men discern God's call to the diocesan priesthood. Throughout a weekend of prayer, discussions, presentations of diocesan priesthood and group interaction, men begin to better understand God’s movement in their life. (College age and professional aged men)