"Come and See" Retreat of Discovery - October 22-24, 2010


Ss. Cyril and Methodius

To be a priest . . . don’t you have to give up everything – your family, your friends, the things you enjoy?  Don’t you have to be super holy, super smart, or somehow “different?”  “Come and see” if this is the case!

Every young man eventually has to make some hard decisions – college, career, marriage, family, religious life.  How do you know what’s right?  Does God care what you decide?  If you’ve ever thought about the priesthood, it’s worth taking a weekend to learn how to listen for God’s plans for your future.

The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is hosting a "Come and See" weekend for men aged 18 to 25 who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church.  The event runs from Friday evening, 22 October 2010 through Sunday afternoon, 24 October, at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary (3605 Perrysville Avenue) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The weekend's retreat is free of charge and will include sharing liturgical services and meals with the Seminary community, an introduction to the Seminary formation program, a tour of the Seminary, gatherings with the Seminarians, and guided reflections on discernment.

The retreat is conducted in a “no pressure, no hard-sell” environment.  The atmosphere is prayerful, positive, and fraternal.

Any man seeking further information or wishing to register for this "Come and See" retreat of discovery is encouraged to contact the event coordinator, Father Robert Pipta at 858-277-2511 or rmp.byzcath@juno.com.  Deadline for registrations is the 2nd of October 2010.