Vocation Discernment Retreat - November 10-12, 2023

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Discernment Retreat

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, in Weston, Massachusetts, will be holding a Vocation Discernment Retreat for older candidates to the priesthood, from Friday, November 10, 2023, through Sunday, November 12, 2023.  Any man between the ages of 30-65 is invited to participate in this wonderful experience, in which you can discern a call to priesthood.  This retreat will be a tremendous opportunity for a man to explore, with his peers, the possibility that God is calling him 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 email her at mwalsh@psjs.edu.  Please register early to ensure proper accommodation. 


Vocation Discernment Retreat – November 10-12, 2023

Friday, November 10, 2023

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

11:45 a.m.     Mass   Celebrant:  Rev. Paul E. Miceli, Vice Rector

12:35 p.m.     Lunch

  2:00 p.m.     Roundtable with His Eminence Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap., Archbishop of Boston

  4:00 p.m.     Campus Tour/questions

  5:00 p.m.     Prayer/Adoration

  6:00 p.m.     Dinner

  7:15 p.m.     Social in the Seminarian Lounge or Outdoor Fire Pit (weather permitting)


Saturday, November 11, 2023

  7:40 a.m.      Morning prayer

  8:00 a.m.      Breakfast

  8:40 – 11:30 a.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

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

  5:30 p.m.        Dinner

  7:00 p.m.        Discussion and Social with Msgr. William Fay, Professor of Philosophy & Theology


Sunday, November 12, 2023

  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