SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

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¡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.

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Philly Adoration for Vocations

Each Thursday, people come to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (100 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood) to pray for our seminarians and to pray for an increase in vocations. That amounts to countless hours of asking the Lord of the Harvest to send more laborers into the vineyard.

Our sincere thanks to all those who have visited! Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a privileged way of praying for vocations! Thank you for your prayers! We have absolute confidence that those prayers are making a difference! May God bless you!

Adorers are invited to spend an hour or more before the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays between 9 AM and 4 PM in Sacred Heart Chapel (located in the College Building of the Seminary).

To sign up for one or more hours/days, click on the image below. If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at Phillyadoration@gmail.com or the Vocation Office at 610-667-5778. Specific details regarding parking, location, etc., will be emailed to you the Wednesday before your assigned date/time.

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February 2024 Come & See Weekend for Post-High School Men

Men who have graduated from high school and who are considering a vocation are invited to attend a Come and See Weekend at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to see what seminary life is like and explore the possibility of their own call to the priesthood. This is an ideal retreat for someone who is discerning a call to the priesthood to meet and pray with the seminarians and other men who are also exploring the possibility of a call to the priesthood.

Men are invited to attend this weekend which includes reflections on the priesthood, vocation stories from seminarians and fellowship. Attendees will join the seminary for the Liturgy of the Hours, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Meals and a single room are provided and there is no cost to attend. The weekend begins on Friday night at 7:00 PM (after dinner) and ends on Sunday following Mass, Morning Prayer and Brunch at approximately 1:00 PM.

For more information about this Weekend, contact Fr. David Friel, Vocation Director, at fr.dfriel@archphila.org or Susan Matour, Associate Director, at smatour@archphila.org. Please register for this weekend by clicking HERE.

The registration deadline for the February 23-25, 2024 Weekend is February 16, 2024

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Brothers of Borromeo Vocation Camp (B.B.V.C.)

B.B.V.C 2024 – MARCH 16, 2024
Thanks to all who joined us for B.B.V.C. 2023! We are excited to welcome young men in grades 6-8 from around the Archdiocese of Philadelphia back to the campus of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for this year’s B.B.V.C.!

This year’s event will be held on March 16, 2024 and includes fun activities, talks, prayer, and fellowship! The day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 4:30 PM. The registration cost is $25.00 and includes a t-shirt, lunch and activities.

The registration form/flyer as well as bulletin/newsletter announcements and image can be downloaded below. The registration deadline is February 23, 2024.

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March 2024 Come and See Weekend for High School Men

High school men who are discerning a vocation are invited to come to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for a weekend to see what seminary life is like and explore the possibility of their own call to the priesthood.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is actively pursuing a call to the priesthood to visit the seminary and meet and pray with the seminarians and spend time with other men who are discerning a call to the priesthood.

The Weekend includes Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, reflections on the priesthood, vocation stories from seminarians, fellowship and the opportunity to spend time with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. A single room and meals are included and there is no cost to attend.

The Weekend begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and ends following Evening Prayer on Sunday at 5:30 PM.

For more information about this Weekend, contact Fr. David Friel, Vocation Director, at fr.dfriel@archphila.org or Susan Matour, Associate Director, at smatour@archphila.org.

The registration deadline for the March 9-10, 2024 Come & See Weekend is March 1, 2024.

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Cassock Classic Tournament 2024

Now in its 10th 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 27, 2024 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For the past several years, a few hundred young adults gathered on the grounds of the Seminary for a day of faith, food, fellowship, fraternity and frisbee! Men and women from area young adult groups and Newman Centers are invited to join the seminarians for this awesome event! This year, the day will begin with Morning Prayer followed by the Frisbee Tournament, lunch and fellowship, and conclude Evening Prayer!

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
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).

Registration Materials and Instructions are available for download below. The registration deadline is Friday, April 5, 2024.

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QUO VADIS DAYS 2024!!

Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 27, 2024

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

Through engaging talks, fun activities, and 4 days of fellowship, this camp is designed to encourage the participants to ask themselves “Where am I going?” and listen to God’s call to the particular vocation He has planned for them. Whether their vocation is to the priesthood, religious life, or marriage, young men are challenged first to become a disciple and then to discern their unique call.

Using this year’s theme – Behold the Lamb – and focusing on the witness of St. John the Baptist – Quo Vadis participants will experience different forms of prayer, fun-filled activities, and have many opportunities for fraternity and fellowship!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 24, 2024

QUESTIONS? Contact Susan Matour, Associate Director at 610-667-5778 or smatour@archphila.org.

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