Archbishop’s Commission on Missionary Disciples

Archbishop Pérez wants to text you!

Go Forth: Deepen Your Discipleship, Grow in Mission

Join Archbishop Pérez in his mission to create a culture of missionary disciples in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia! Through the Go Forth initiative, you can subscribe to receive a weekly text from the Archbishop with one action step you can take that week to deepen your friendship with Jesus or grow in your mission to bring Jesus to others. There are two ways to subscribe to receive the texts:

(1) use your phone to text goforth to the number 84576 or

(2) visit the website phillydisciples.org/goforth using the button below.

Texts begin Ash Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 and will continue weekly for one year.


¡El arzobispo Pérez quiere enviarte mensajes de texto!

Vayan, pues: profundiza en tu discipulado, crece en tu misión

¡Únase al Arzobispo Pérez en su misión de crear una cultura de Discípulos Misioneros en la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia! A través de la iniciativa Vayan, pues usted puede suscribirse para recibir un mensaje de texto semanal del Arzobispo con una actividad para trabajar durante esa semana. Esta actividad le ayudará a profundizar su amistad con Jesús o a crecer en su misión de llevar a Jesús a los demás. Hay dos formas de suscribirse para recibir los mensajes de texto:

(1) use su teléfono para enviar el mensaje de texto vayanpues al número 202-765-3441 o

(2) visita el sitio web phillydisciples.org/vayanpues.

Los mensajes de texto comienzan el Miércoles de Ceniza, 22 de febrero del 2023.


B.B.V.C. 2023!
Saturday, April 22, 2023
“Dearest God, Give Me Holiness”

Brothers of Borromeo Vocation Camp (B.B.V.C.) is the longest running camp sponsored by the Vocation Office! This year, with our theme “Dearest God, Give Me Holiness”, young men in grades 6-8 from around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to participate and learn about the life of St. John Neumann and what it means to be holy! 

Registrtion deadline is March 31, 2023.


Cassock Classic Tournament 2023

Now in it’s 9th year, the Cassock Classic is a great opportunity for young adults to get to know the seminarians who are studying at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and to mingle with their peers throughout the Archdiocese and beyond. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

In 2022, close to 300 young adults gathered on the grounds of the Seminary for a day of food, fellowship, frisbee, and faith! Men and women from area young adult groups and Newman Centers are invited to join the seminarians for a day that begins with Mass and includes lunch, fellowship and Evening Prayer in addition to a Frisbee Tournament!

Groups must register as a team, with each having at least 12 players comprised of males and females. The cost per participant is $15/each (players and spectators; includes lunch and a t-shirt).


World Day of Prayer for Vocations
April 30,2023

World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, April 30, 2023 also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. Resources for promoting vocations can be found on the USCCB website.

2023 marks the 60th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations


Quo Vadis Days – 2023

Quo Vadis Days, hosted by the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood and the Philadelphia seminarians, is a 4-day, 3-night summer camp for high school-aged men (incoming freshmen to graduated seniors) that seeks to encourage participants to ask the question: Where are you going?

Through our theme “Dearest God, Give Me Holiness”, engaging talks, fun activities, and 4 days of fellowship, Quo Vadis is designed to challenge young men to listen to God’s call to the particular vocation He has planned for them. This year, Quo Vadis will take place at Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryville, PA from Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29, 2023.

Register by May 31, 2023.