Spring Vocation Discernment Retreat - March 15-17, 2024

March Retreat 2024

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, in Weston, Massachusetts, will be holding a Vocation Discernment Retreat for older candidates to the priesthood, from Friday, March 15, 2024, through Sunday, March 17, 2024.  Any man between the ages of 30-65 is invited to participate.  This is a tremendous opportunity to open up to the possibility that God is calling you to serve the Church.  His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston, will be in attendance and will hold a roundtable discussion as he shares his own discernment and call to priesthood with the participants. 

For more information and to register please contact Executive Assistant, Maureen Walsh, at 781-810-1920 or mwalsh@psjs.edu.  Please register early to ensure proper accommodation. 


Vocation Discernment Retreat – March 15-17, 2024


Friday, March 15, 2024

11:15 a.m.     Arrival/Registration/Welcome

11:45 a.m.     Mass -  Celebrant:  His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston

12:35 p.m.     Lunch with His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston

3:30 p.m.       Campus Tour/questions

5:00 p.m.       Prayer/Adoration

6:00 p.m.       Dinner

7:15 p.m.       Stations of the Cross in the Chapel

8:00 p.m.       Social in the Seminarian Lounge or Outdoor Fire Pit (weather permitting)


Saturday, March 16, 2024

7:40 am.         Morning prayer

8:00 a.m.        Breakfast

8:40 – 11:30a.m.  Attend classes with seminarian host

11:45 a.m.      Mass - Celebrant:  Rev. Stephen Linehan, Dean of Seminarians

12:30 p.m.      Lunch

2:00 p.m.       Vocation Story Panel Discussion with current seminarians – Media Room

3:30 p.m.       Free time (chapel, reading, conversation, etc.)

5:30 p.m.       Dinner

7:00 p.m.       Discussion with Msgr. William Fay, Professor of Philosophy & Theology – Rector’s Conference Room

8:00 p.m.       Social in Lounge


Sunday, March 17, 2024

9:30 a.m.        Mass - Celebrant:  Very Rev. Brian R. Kiely, Rector

10:30 a.m.      Brunch/Final questions

11:30 a.m.      Goodbyes, depart