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Vocations Awareness Weekend

Next date: Dec 31, 1969 - click here for time schedule - Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, a former pro soccer player who was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, in 2014, will be a guest speaker at the archdiocese’s next Vocation Awareness Weekend, set for March 13-15 at St. John Vianney College Seminary, 2900 S.W. 87 Ave., Miami.

This retreat is for young men ages 18 to 35 who are considering a vocation to the diocesan priesthood. This unique weekend experience offers an opportunity to spend a weekend experiencing seminary life. is limited!  Visit our website to sign up online or call the Vocations Office at 305-762-1137


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Come and spend a weekend of prayer and fellowship with us! An experience like no other, Vocations Awareness Weekend is an open house, “come and see” weekend retreat held twice each year in March & November at St. John Vianney College Seminary, located in the heart of the Archdiocese of Miami.

The weekend includes: Daily celebration of the Eucharist, Liturgy of the Hours, and other liturgies of the Church, informational seminars with priests and faculty of the seminary, round table discussions with the seminarians about various aspects of seminary life, socials, sports and fraternity with the seminarians, time for personal prayer and reflection.

Is God Calling You? If you hear the voice of the Lord calling you to the holy and joy-filled life of the priesthood, if you have questions or want to learn more about seminary life and the priestly ministry, if you want a place to come and prayerfully discern your vocation with others just like yourself, then this retreat is for you!

There is no cost to you for this retreat, though registration is required!  Please find the link for the registration form, located on our website or call the Vocations Office for more information at 305-762-1137.  You may also email the Vocation Director, Father Elvis Gonzalez, at [email protected].



St. John Vianney College Seminary
2900 SW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165 (Map)

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Fr. Elvis Gonzalez