2019 Vocation Office Events

2019 Events Brochure: English | Español

“Science, Creation, and the Catholic Imagination”

The Lumen Christi Institute and the Vocation Office will host a conference for high school students on the University of Chicago's Campus.  It will aim to introduce honors-level public and private school students to the Catholic intellectual tradition and give them an opportunity to meet other teenagers from throughout the archdiocese and surrounding dioceses.  (High School Aged boys and girls)

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)

Totus Tuus – Missionary Training
May 26-June 7th (Missionary Training) / Week 1-6: June 8-July 28

Serving 30 parish communities for summer 2019. 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

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)

  • Young Adult: June 14-16.
  • Youth: June 17-20

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Quo Vadis Days
July 28-31 – Woodstock, IL

“Quo Vadis” is the Latin phrase for “Where are you going?” Quo Vadis Days is a 4-day/3night 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)

For more information click here.

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 (Boys and girls from 5th-8th grade) sports through the leadership and teachings of the Catholic Church. Click here for more information.

  • Cross Country: August 4-7
    Host site: Mt. Carmel High School, Hyde Park
  • Basketball: July 21-24
    Host site: Guerin Prep, Schiller Park.

Gathering with the Cardinal
August 3, 2019 and December 22, 2019 – TBD

An evening for discerning men to enjoy some quality small group time with Cardinal Cupich.  Come with your discernment stories and questions for our Archbishop!  (college age and professional aged men)

Scout Days (sponsored event)
September 28, 2019 – Mundelein Seminary

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

Altar Server Appreciation Mass

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)

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)


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