Gathering with the Cardinal
December 22, 2019
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)
Altar Server Events
January 18, 2020 – Vicariate I
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)
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Totus Tuus – Missionary Training
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
Quo Vadis Days
“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)
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. Click here for more information.
Come back next year for more exciting camps!
Scout Days (sponsored event)
A day of fellowship for Chicago Archdiocese Boy Scout Troops. (All active Boy Scouts)
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.
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)
“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)
August 11, 2019
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)
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