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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.
- 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 9th – 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
Who is invited? Catholic High School young men in the Northern California area
Retreat Organizers: This Quo Vadis Retreat is a collaboration between the Diocese of San Jose Vocations Offices and Youth and Young Adult
Registration: Register here.
APPLICATION PROCESS: (Retreat application/registration period opens April 1 yearly)
1. Complete application form.
3. Applicants complete and upload application packet.
4. GET READY FOR QUO VADIS!
Got More Questions? Contact our team by emailing email@example.com
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/
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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QUO VADIS 2021: PRAYER + BROTHERHOOD + ADVENTURE!
Catholic teen men in 9th to 12th grade are invited to explore the Lord’s call in your life at the 2021 Quo Vadis Hybrid Retreat July 12-14. 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.