Vocation Events for Guys

Men's Discernment Retreat

The Men's Discernment Retreat is for men ages 19-33 who are thought to possess the qualities necessary for priestly ministry. This retreat will give you an opportunity to refelct on how to be attentive to the Lord's call in your life.   Read More

Junior/Senior Retreat

The Junior/Senior Retreat provides a prayerful opportunity for high school young men to consider a possible call to the priesthood. Spend a quiet weekend at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary interacting with seminarians who are also discerning God's call in their lives. The weekend begins on Friday with check in at 4:30 p.m. and concludes on Sunday with Mass at 9:00 a.m. Parents are invited to join in the Eucharistic celebration which will be followed by a complimentary brunch with the seminarians. Read More

Freshman/Sophomore Seminary Day                                       

Come join us for a day of fun on Saturday September 23, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

All freshmen and sophomores are invited to join in the fun for the first ever Freshman/Sophomore Seminary Day!  This is a great opportunity for to learm more about the programs at the seminary.  The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with a Vigil Mass.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.  - Seminary Day Fall 2017.pdf Cost $25 Read more

 Spring "Come and See" Weekend     March 23-25, 2018

All high school young men are invited to Kenrick-Glennon Seminary for a "Come and See" Weekend in March.  "Come and See".....learn more about Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and the programs sponsored by the Office of Vocations.  Spend a weekend exploring the seminary and visiting with seminarians who are discerning a call to the priesthood.  The weekend begins on Friday with check-in at 4:30 p.m. and concludes with 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend Mass and a complimentary brunch with the seminarians.  This is a free event, but registration is required.  Registration forms will be availalbe in January.

FOCUS 11

ImageA 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.  Although the same retreat, Focus 11 for 2018 will be offered Tuesday February 6th, Wednesday February 7th and Thursday February 8th. This event 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.   

 - Directions to Chaminade.pdf
- 2018 Focus 11 School Registration .pdf

- Religious Registration Form.pdf

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

Kenrick-Glennon Days (KGD)   
A Summer Camp for Grade School and High School Boys

Kenrick-Glennon Days is an overnight summer camp held at he seminary for middle school and freshman boys. Through talks and activities, and time with young priests and seminarians, campers can become more aware of God's love and think about how God is calling them. Young men who have completed at least one year of high school are eligible to apply for a junior counselor position.  Read More