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 CallTo 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 ForCatholic Discernment Retreat
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.
Speaker2021 Discernment Weekend
Philip C.L. Gray, J.C.L.President of St. Joseph Foundation and Canon Lawyer
A lifelong Catholic, dedicated husband and father, and successful business entrepreneur, Philip Gray joined the staff of The St. Joseph Foundation in 1996 as a private consultant in canon law. His educational background in Canon Law, Theology, Mental Health and Human Services, and Philosophy, has given him a strong basis for his work within the Foundation. Philip has taught as an adjunct faculty member of Franciscan University of Steubenville since 1998. He previously served as the Vice President of Catholics United for the Faith, and ran its Information Services and Membership Services programs. Under his care, the Information Services program answers an average of 800 questions/month, and was considered one of the most robust apologetics and Catholic information services in North America. In January 2002, he launched a full-time private canon law practice, Professional Canonical Services. He joined the Board of Directors in 2010 and became president of The St. Joseph Foundation in January 2014. With the affiliation of Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) to The St. Joseph Foundation in February 2017, Philip became President of CUF as well.
Philip is an accomplished speaker. He has presented at national, regional, and local conferences and events on a variety of topics.
More DetailsDiscernment 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:
- Sink (most rooms)
- Bottled water
- Closet with hangers (most rooms)