High School (9-12th grade):

 

  • For young men:
    • Quo Vadis Days, a summer camp for high school young 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.
    • Virtual 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 vocations@dioceseofscranton.org.
  • For all high school students:
    • 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.
      • 2021 Schedule:-Thursday, August 26 @ 7PM, Church of Saint Gregory, 330 N Abington Rd, Clarks Summit

        -Thursday, September 16 @ 7PM, Queen of Heaven Parish, 750 N Vine St, Hazleton

        -Thursday, October 28 @ 7PM, Saint Jude Church, 420 S Mountain Blvd, Mountain Top

    • Junior Class Retreats, the Vocation Team leads this Making Choices Based in Faith retreat throughout the year.
    • 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 Shannon-Kowalski@dioceseofscranton.org.
    • 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.