God loves you and has a plan for your future and your vocation. Our busy world is filled with so much noise and distraction. These retreats provide a time for you to get away from the world, be still, and listen to Our Lord. We invite teens and young adults ages 12-25 to come away and have an “Encounter” with Jesus. On these retreats, you will have time to open your heart and ask the Lord what He desires for your vocation. God invites all of us to live a particular vocation. The best way to discern your vocation is through prayer and spending time with Him. Is He calling you to the priesthood, religious life, marriage, or single life?

Young Men's Retreat forAges 12-15
July 24-26
Bishop Lane Retreat Center
More details and registeration HERE

Men's Retreat for Ages 16-25
August 7-9
Bishop Lane Retreat Center
More details and registeration HERE

Cost: $90 Need scholarship assistance to attend? Contact Debby Brown at the Parish Office (815) 633-6311.
Retreat Questions: Contact Dorothea Barger at (815) 399-4300 ext. 375 or dbarger@rockforddiocese.org

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Summer Study Series

Join Seminarian Ian Ordoñez on Thursdays in July for a 4-part simple and interactive study of the Church’s teaching and thinking of Jesus Christ to bolster one’s sacramental understanding of Jesus Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist.


The Office for Vocations is offering "Encounter" vocation retreats. Teens and young adults ages 12-25 are invited to come away from the world and have an "Encounter" with Jesus to aid in discerning your vocation.

Parish Mission Recap

We had a great Parish Mission about The Restless Journey with Fr. Tom McCarthy, O.S.A. We have a recap of the livestream recordings and details available.