Repeats every day until Thu Feb 08 2018 .
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8:30am - 2:00pm

Focus 11

A Vocation Awareness Event designed to strengthen Catholic Identity and help foster personal awareness of God's plan for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Studies indicate that most priests, consecrated and religious persons first thought about their vocation in the 6th grade. Focus 11 is a one day retreat that begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.  This event will be offered in Feb. 2019 dates TBA.   Focus 11 will take place at the Skip Viragh Center for Visual Arts on the campus of Chaminade Prep. College.  Please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.  We will begin promptly at  9 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.

Focus 11 Highlights include

  • Mass for Vocations
  • Praise and Worship Music with the Adam Bitter
  • Opportunities to visit with priest, seminarians and religious 
  • Activities and talks encouraging students to consider their unique call to holiness
  • Adoration  and quiet time to consider a possible vocation to the priesthood or religious life

- Directions to Chaminade.pdf


  • Student participation/permission slips
  • Transportation via bus or cars 
  • A tub or box for lunch sacks and/or boxes.  Please clearly mark tubs with school name. Tubs will be placed in a secure area inside the center so students do not have to carry their lunches. 
  • Name tag for each student and adult helper.  Please include school name on each tag.
  • We ask that all student dress in uniform according to school policy.
  • At least one chaperone must remain with students at all times. 
  • Cars and mini vans are to park on campus in Weber Lot behind the Skip Viragh Center.
  • If space permits, buses will be allowed to park in Weber Lot behind the Skip Viragh Center.


Focus 11 is a one day vocation retreat that offers an opportunity for each student to reflect on a personal call to holiness and to consider a possible vocational call to the priesthood or consecrated life.

  • Rev. Brian S. Fallon-Associate Vocation Director: MC
  • Archbishop Robert Carlson: Eucharistic Celebrant
  • Vocation Talk/ Activity-Religious brothers and  sisters from the Archdiocese of St. Louis

We are blessed to have this opportunity to bring Focus 11 to the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  We respectfully ask that you make plans to arrive between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m.  While this is a free event, please remember to bring a sack lunch.  Drinks will be provided for all participants.  Should you need to speak to someone in person, please contact,