2023 DATES

January 6-8

Need financial assistance? Apply here before registering.

Is God Calling Me?

Discerning Your Vocation

Maybe you’ve asked yourself this question before, or maybe not. Either way, the Catholic Corps men and women invite you to spend a weekend learning and praying about the call to a celibate vocation. A celibate vocation includes: priesthood, consecrated life, religious life, and consecration of life.

Hear the Call

To a Consecrated Vocation


Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, Rosary & Liturgy of the Hours


Discover the many forms of celibate vocations within the Catholic Church.


Return home with your next steps in mind.

Who It’s For

Catholic Discernment Weekend

Any practicing Catholic (ages 18-35) who is open to or discerning the call to a celibate vocation. Both men and women are welcome. During the weekend, Mass and talks will be in common. Prayer times, meals, and recreation will be separate.


2022 Discernment Weekend


Michael O'Rourke

Founder of Strong Catholic Dad & AFC Disciple Life Member

A passionate Catholic, dedicated husband and father of 10, Life Member of AFC, and successful business entrepreneur, Michael O'Rourke has been a speaker for the Apostolate for Family Consecration for over 14 years (6 of which he was also Director of Development for AFC). He is well-known and appreciated for his talks on Family Consecration (filmed as a series and entitled "The Message of Hope"). He continues to speak and actively minister to families as founder of Strong Catholic Dad.

For this Discernment Weekend, he will be speaking on: The Urgency of our Mission in the World and the Solution of Family Consecration

More speakers coming Soon!


From the Discernment Weekend

CFL is a sanctuary from the world.


Familyland is just a spot to steer you right back on the path to reconnect with Jesus.


More Details

Discernment Weekend

Registration cost: $50
Shuttle to and from Pittsburgh International Airport: $20

The cost of registration includes:

  • 2 nights lodging (private room)
  • Meals, snacks & beverages
  • Linens & towels

The following will be provided throughout the retreat:

  • Snacks on Friday night.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks on Saturday.
  • Continental breakfast and brunch on Sunday.

If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, let us know when you register. We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs. However, in some instances, we may not be able to satisfy your needs. In this case, we will contact you and ask you to bring your own food to the retreat. Regarding nut allergies: We may be able to provide nut-free options, but we are not a nut-free center. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.

During this Catholic young adult retreat, you will stay in a retreat room in one of our buildings. Our retreat rooms are dorm-style, which means that you can expect to share the common bathroom on your wing with the other retreatants.
Your room will include:

  • Linens
  • Pillow
  • Towels
  • Sink (most rooms)
  • Bottled water
  • Closet with hangers (most rooms)

Are You Ready