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Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

CHARLOTTE — The Diocese of Charlotte Vocations Office is hosting three discernment events for youths and young adults in June.

New this year is a Discernment Day for boys aged 13-14 that will be held June 26 at St. Ann Church in Charlotte.

Discernment Day is a free, one-day event for boys to encounter the Lord and begin reflecting on their God-given purpose in life, as well as the need for vocational discernment to discover it. The day will include Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, vocational and discernment talks, games and interaction with priests and seminarians of the diocese.

The annual Quo Vadis Days for young men aged 15-19 will be held June 12-16 at Belmont Abbey College. This five-day vocations camp includes talks by local priests, seminarians and others on the vocations to the priesthood, marriage and fatherhood. The goal of Quo Vadis Days is to challenge young men to ask the fundamental question “Quo vadis” or “Where are you going?”, while equipping them with the tools and opportunity to discern God’s will for their lives.

There is a cost of $150 for the Quo Vadis Days retreat. The registration deadline is June 5.

The annual Duc In Altum retreat for young women (high school freshmen to college freshmen) will be offered June 26-30 at Belmont Abbey College. The five-day retreat will focus on forming young women in authentic femininity after the role model of Mary Immaculate. Through talks, time spent in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration, and attending Mass, the hope is that young women will open their hearts to responding to vocations as wives and mothers, consecrated religious or consecrated lay faithful.

There is a cost of $150 for the Duc In Altum retreat. Registration deadline is June 16.

For details and registration information about these discernment events, go online to www.charlottediocese.org/vocations.

— SueAnn Howell, senior reporter