Quo Vadis


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Prayer + Brotherhood + Adventure!


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A camp for young Catholic men to deepen their faith
and seek God’s call in their lives

July 8 – 11, 2018

For teen guys: incoming 10th grade – just graduated seniors
St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
Sponsored by the Diocesan Vocations Offices of Northern California

Retreat application/registration period open starting March 1, 2018 here:
Quo Vadis Application Online Form

Download the Quo Vadis Application Packet

Información en Español: http://bit.ly/18QVApp-Espanol-v2

UPDATE (as of 7/7/18):

The application period has closed.  Please email quovadis@dsj.org for details.

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What is Quo Vadis?

“Quo Vadis” is the Latin phrase for “Where are you going?”  Legend tells us that St. Peter asked Jesus this question on the outskirts of Rome.

The Quo Vadis Retreats offer guidance and time in prayer, as well as classic camp activities like sports, hiking and great food.  You will have the chance to meet and hang out with diocesan seminarians, who serve as group leaders and help run the retreat.

Retreats include:

  • Mass & Prayer
  • Sports & Games
  • Talks & Small group discussions
  • Food & Friendship
  • Q&A with seminarians and priests

Is this retreat for me?

  • Are you a Catholic young man in 10th – 12th grade?
  • Are you open to following Jesus Christ and interested in what that might mean in your own life?
  • Are you willing to spend a few days with other teen guys, college men, seminarians, and priests, playing games, eating great food, and growing deeper in your faith?

If you answered yes to all 3, then we invite you to sign up!

Note: Although this is hosted by vocations offices, this retreat is NOT meant to force you to become a priest (or into any other vocation)!  It’s about hanging out with other guys who want to grow deeper in their Catholic faith.

“Everyone needs this.” – Samuel, Arlington Quo Vadis Camper


See photos from the 2017 retreat on our social media feeds: facebook.com/DSJVocations and instagram.com/DSJVocations

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NOTE: Retreat Application/Registration Period will open on March 1, 2018 (limited number of spots!)

Who is invited?

Catholic High School young men in the Northern California area

Retreat Organizers:

This Quo Vadis Retreat is organized by NorCal Vocations, a collaboration between the Vocations Offices of the Diocese of San Jose, Archdiocese of San Francisco, Diocese of Sacramento, Diocese of Monterey, and Diocese of Stockton

How much does it cost?

$200.    Scholarships are available – contact the the Quo Vadis team for more info -quovadis-at-dsj.org


APPLICATION PROCESS: (Retreat application/registration period opens March 1, 2018 here: Quo Vadis Application Online Form)

1. Download and complete retreat application packet

2. Complete online form: upload application packet

3. Applicants receive acceptance status via email

4. Retreatants pay registration fee


Got More Questions?

Contact our team by emailing quovadis-at-dsj.org

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Quo Vadis Retreats in the US

Quo Vadis Retreats are led in many dioceses across the US, giving young men the opportunity to discern God’s plan for their lives and grow in their relationship with Christ. Learn more at http://qvdays.org/

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I have teen boys in my ministry that I think would love attending Quo Vadis.  What should I do?

Please invite them!  Hand him a Quo Vadis Flyer, letting him know why you want to encourage him to attend.

I work with a great Catholic young man who is excited to follow Jesus, but I don’t want to push him to become a priest.  Is this a retreat for young Catholic men called to other vocations, too?

Yes!  This retreat is NOT a discernment retreat.  It is for young Catholic men interested in deepening their faith.  Following the universal call to holiness is the primary message of the retreat, and in that context, we will be discussing each particular Vocation to priesthood, marriage, and consecrated life.

If there is a young teenage man at your parish who is ready to go deeper in his faith with other young men and great role models, invite him!

What are some other easy ways I can help?

Check that the Quo Vadis retreats are being advertised in your bulletin and Mass announcements.  If not, see below for promotional material.

Don’t know any boys that should attend?  Ask your youth minister, altar server trainer, confirmation coordinator, or pastor if they have invited any young men to attend (print this flyer in case they haven’t)  If they have, learn the first name of the young man, and start praying for him!



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Bulletin Announcement:


Attention Catholic teen guys! Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! You are invited to attend the 2018 Quo Vadis Retreat July 8 – 11 to look at the Lord’s call in your life while having fun.

The Quo Vadis Retreat is a camp for high school men in 10 – 12 grade.  Led by priests, seminarians and college men, it will include prayer, Mass, sports tournaments, great food, discussions, hiking, and talks.  The camp will be at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park.  Total cost is $200 (scholarships available). If you are interested, please contact our pastor or check out www.dsj.org/QuoVadis

If you know a young man who might enjoy the camp, invite him to take a look!

Pulpit Announcement:

Catholic teen men in 10th to 12th grade are invited to explore the Lord’s call in your life at the 2018 Quo Vadis Retreat July 8 -11. This camp includes prayer, sports, talks, and more, helping you to know Jesus more deeply and have fun with other young men, priests, and seminarians. To learn more, talk to our pastor, go to dsj.org/QuoVadis, or see our bulletin.

See photos from the 2017 retreat on our social media feeds: facebook.com/DSJVocations and instagram.com/DSJVocations

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