For Young Men 


  • Quo Vadis Days, a summer camp for high school men to deepen their faith, learn more about all vocations, and better discern God’s call in their lives. The camp features dynamic talks, prayer, games, sports, music and more. Participants have the opportunity to meet Bishop Bambera, priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Scranton.
  • Seminary Visits, you can schedule a visit to the seminary at any time by reaching out to Father Alex Roche.
  • Discernment groups meet throughout the year to talk about our Catholic faith and vocations. It is an opportunity to connect young men from throughout the eleven counties of the Diocese. For more information and/or to register, contact the Vocation Office at

For All High Schoolers

NEW: Fiat Days, a summer camp for high school women designed to help them grow in their faith, explore the different vocations God may be calling them to, and meet other young women who are passionate about their faith. This retreat is led by religious sisters serving in the Diocese of Scranton and the Vocations Office and features Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, indoor and outdoor activities, sports, prayer, music, and more!

  • Parish involvement (Youth Ministry, Altar Server, Music Ministry, CCD Teacher/Aide, Vacation Bible School, volunteer at parish fundraisers, etc.)
  • Eucharistic Adoration, the evening incudes a speaker, music, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and a social (First Thursday of the month 7pm at St. Maria Goretti Church, Laflin)
    • 2024 Schedule:
      • Thursday, January 4th
      • Thursday, February 1st
      • Thursday, March 7th
      • Thursday, April 4th Festival of Praise, co-hosted by the Diocesan Offices for Vocations and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
      • Thursday, May 2nd
      • Thursday, June 6th
      • Thursday, August 1st
      • Thursday, September 5th
      • Thursday, October 3rd
      • Thursday, November 7th
      • Thursday, December 5th
  • Junior Class Retreats, the Vocation Team leads this Making Choices Based in Faith retreat throughout the year.
  • High School Discernment Groups, our high school ministry program is designed to give Catholic teens the opportunity to delve deeper into their faith and learn to hear God’s voice as they navigate the transition between high school and post-graduation.
  • International Student Leadership Institute (ISLI), a retreat for all high school students to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in both the leadership and membership roles of task oriented groups. During the retreat, participants take part in small group tasks that allow the student to do the following: make decisions, observe the growth of the group, examine leadership styles, practice leadership behavior, brainstorm about group dynamics and leadership, learn about positive communication, develop self-motivational skills and learn problem solving, and action planning techniques. For more information, email
  • National Catholic Youth Conference, The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a powerful, biennial, three-day experience of prayer, community, and empowerment for Catholic teenagers (of high-school age) and their adult chaperones. Click here for more information.