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MEN’S RETREATS:

 DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR MEN

SAVE THE DATE: February 16-18, 2018

Details coming Fall 2017!

 

WOMEN’S RETREATS:

DSJ RETREATS FOR WOMEN

2017 DISCERNMENT DAY FOR YOUNG ADULT WOMEN

Calming the Storm: Tools to make room for silence & discover your Vocation

October 21, 2017 | 9 am – 4 pm | Poor Clare Monastery, Los Altos Hills, CA

RSVP now open!  RSVP here: http://bit.ly/17-DSJVwomenOct

Download Quarter-pg Flyer: PDF | PDF 2-sided 4up (flyer/calendar) | PNG

The retreat will include
– Practical prayer tools
– Conversation with your sisters in Christ
– Mass & Holy Hour
– Resources and spiritual tools in discerning marriage or consecrated life
– Opportunity for Q&A with nuns, sisters, and married couples

Repeat retreatants welcome!

SCHEDULE
8:30 – 9 am |Coffee
9 a | Talk
10:30 a | Holy Hour
11:30 a | Mass
12:30 p | Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 p | Q & A with nuns, sisters, & married couples
4 p | Optional Rosary & Vespers (Evening Prayer)

FAQs
Who: Any single young adult woman, age 18 – 40
What: Day of prayer, reflection, and conversation, giving practical tools to discern marriage and consecrated life
What should I bring? A journal, pen/pencil, and an open heart
Cost: FREE!
RSVP Websitehttp://bit.ly/17-DSJVwomenOct
RSVP Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017
Sponsor: Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office

 

 

LOCAL RETREATS FOR WOMEN

COME AND SEE WEEKEND
Daughters of Charity
Los Altos Hills, CA

March 10-12, 2017

Visit with us and learn about the Daughters of Charity while listening to how God is calling you.

For single Catholic women ages 18-40

For more information contact Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C.

More info and other retreats: http://daughters-of-charity.com/retreats/

 

COME AND SEE DAYS
Dominican Nuns
Menlo Park, CA

Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Sat, July 15, 2017

Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Praising unceasingly.  Blessing by intercession.  Preaching through a life of contemplation.  Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 38 are invited to experience a taste of the life of a cloistered Dominican nun.  Contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P., vocation directress, at vocations@nunsmenlo.org, or visit our website at http://nunsmenlo.org/discernment-days/ to learn more and to register for one of our upcoming Come and See Days: Saturday, January 21, 2017; Saturday July 15, 2017; Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Space is limited and fills fast!

Website: http://nunsmenlo.org/discernment-days/

Flier for web


OTHER RETREATS:

HIGH SCHOOL TEENS

DYR: Diocesan Youth Retreat

June 12-16, 2017

Zephyr Point Conference Center
South Lake Tahoe

DYR Website

The Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) is an annual summer retreat hosted by the Diocese of San Jose’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. For five days, in the beautiful setting of South Lake Tahoe, teen (graduated 8th graders to graduated 12th graders) participants experience and encounter the love of God by means of Catholic catechesis, sacramental formation, social justice awareness, prayer experiences and significant opportunities to fellowship and create lasting friendships.

 

STEUBENVILLE NORCAL

July 28-30, 2017

CSU East Bay
Hayward, CA

Steubenville NorCal website

For the past 40 years, high school youth from across the United States have had their faith awakened and their hearts set on a fire through a personal encounter with Jesus at a Steubenville Conference. This summer, over 54,000 teens and their leaders will be a part of this movement of grace at one of our 25 conferences.

Article: Linking Steubenville Conferences with Priestly Vocations

 


DSJ RETREAT ARCHIVES:

DISCERNMENT RETREATS FOR MEN – ARCHIVE

June 26 – 28, 2017 | Quo Vadis Retreat for High School Men

St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park

For incoming 9th – 12th grade young men

Sponsored by the Diocese of San Jose and Archdiocese of San Francisco Vocations Offices

More info at dsj.org/QuoVadis

 

January 27 – 29, 2017 | Discernment Retreat for Men

St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park

FLYERS & MEDIA

Half-page flyer:  PDF (single)  |  PDF (Printable 2-up)  |  PNG |  JPG
Handout Card (3.5″ x 3.5″):   Front (PNG) | Back (PNG) | Both Sides (PDF)

BULLETIN IMAGE

Horizontal Banner 7″ x 3.25″:  PDF | JPG | PNG
Vertical Banner 3.25″ x 4.75″: PDF | JPG | PNG

 

 January 15 – 17, 2016 | Discernment Retreat for Men

St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park

Who: Single males, 21 years or older, who are sponsored by a priest or recommended by Father Joe Kim, Vocations Director

Where: St. Patrick’s Seminary & University | 320 Middlefield Road | Menlo Park, California 94025

 

 January 2015 | Discernment Retreat for Men

St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park

DISCERNMENT RETREATS FOR WOMEN – ARCHIVE

November 19, 2016 | Annual Retreat Day for Young Adult Women

KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD:
Spiritual Tools When Discerning Marriage or Consecrated Life for Young Adult Women

Poor Clare Monastery, Los Altos Hills
28210 Natoma Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

PRAYER, DISCERNMENT, AND VOCATIONS

How does God “call” me to my vocation? How can I pray in a way that helps me understand His plan for me? Why would God desire a particular vocation for me? What does it mean to have a vocation to marriage? To consecrated life?

What does it mean to discern a vocation to marriage before and while dating? If I’m called to be a nun or sister, would I be happy? How can I learn more about a vocation to the religious life?

We know you have these questions, and we want to help you find some answers! The Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office invites young adult women to a retreat day on vocations, discernment, and contemplative prayer. Bring your Bibles, journals, and questions on vocations!

Repeat attendees welcome!

FLYERS AND MEDIA

8 1/2 x 11″ flyer: High-Res PDF

Quarter page (for bulletin ad or flyers to hand out): PDF  |  PNG
Back side of 1/4 pg flyers (16-17 Calendar): PDF | PNG

Powerpoint Slide Ad (1024 x 768): High-Res PDF  |  Low-Res PNG

Long Digital Banner (784 x 295): PNG

 

November 21, 2015 | Annual Retreat Day for Young Adult Women

KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD:
Spiritual Tools Spiritual tools in discerning marriage or consecrated life for young adult women

Who: Any young adult woman, age 18 – 40
What: Day of prayer, reflection, and conversation
Where: Poor Clare Monastery | 28210 Natoma Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Prayer Leader: Fr. Kevin Joyce, Chaplain, Presentation Center
Sponsor: Diocese of San Jose Vocations Office


PRAY FOR VOCATIONS

Would you join us in in praying for young men and women discerning their vocation?  Let’s pray for peace, clarity, confidence, trust and faith for these young people.  Let’s ask “the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Matt 9:38).  Our Lord did promise us that if we all agreed on a prayer, it would be granted (Matt 18:19).

If you would like to add your name to a list of those who will commit to praying for and with these young men and women, please add your name to j.mp/dsjvpray


 

Monasteries and Women’s Vocations Offices in DSJ:

Cloistered Nuns

Poor Clare Nuns, Los Altos Hills: http://www.poorclareslosaltos.org/
28210 Natoma Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
650-948-2947

Carmelite Nuns: http://www.mary-queen-of-carmel-assoc.org/santaclara/
1000 Lincoln Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 296-8412

Vocation Directresses

Daughters of Charity, Province of the West: http://www.daughtersofcharity.com/
Vocations Directress: Sr. Lisa Laguna, DC
26000 Altamont Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4317


OTHER LINKS AND WOMEN’S RETREATS:

If you would like to know about discernment retreats throughout the year, keep updated at these websites:

CALIFORNIA/BAY AREA:

DSJ Vocations Facebook Page

WOMEN’S RELIGIOUS ORDERS:

Imagine Sisters: Facebook Page, Twitter, Instagram, Website

CMSWR: Vocation Retreats

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