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Priesthood discernment events


Project Andrew

For young men to learn more about the priesthood by joining Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and other priests and seminarians from the Brooklyn Diocese for an evening of prayer, dinner, and conversation.





Brooklyn Evenings of Fraternity

Mondays from 5PM-7PM - HOLY HOUR // CONFERENCE // DINNER. Download the flyer.

St. John Paul II House of Discernment



Sep. 19
Oct 17
Nov. 21
Dec 19
Feb. 27
Mar 20
May 25



Jeremiah Project

A monthly overnight high school discernment group. Download the flyer.

Cathedral Seminary House of Formation
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, NY 11362

1st Weekend* of the Month
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
(* except December and January)

Sept 30/Oct 1
Nov 4/5
Feb 3/4
Mar 3/4

Mar 31/Apr 1
May 5/6




Monthly fraternal group for middle school students. Download the flyer.

Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary
56-25 92nd Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373

3rd Saturday* of the Month
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
(* except January and April)

Sep. 17
Oct 15
Nov. 19
Dec 17
Feb. 11*
Mar 18
May 20







Junior High Confirmation Retreats

Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, NY 11362

October 21 - 4:00 to 6:30 PM
October  28 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM 
December 16 - 4:00 to 6:30 PM


Silent Retreat Weekend

Discerners from the three, tri-state dioceses come together for a silent retreat weekend, at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, NY.

December 2 - 4, 2016


New York State Vocation Retreat

Discerners from the eight dioceses in New York State come together for a three-day retreat, held in Syracuse, NY.

January 3 - 5, 2017


Bishop DiMarzio’s Annual Vocation Retreat

Bishop DiMarzio’s annual Vocation Retreat will be held March 24-26, 2017, and is open to men who are high-school seniors and older and includes Mass, communal and private prayer, Eucharistic Adoration, interaction with the seminarian community, and presentations designed to help participants discern their vocation and consider whether God may be calling them to the priesthood. Retreatants will have an opportunity to meet personally with Bishop DiMarzio.


Click below for more information  about this retreat, or contact the Vocation Office at 718-827-2454 or vocations@diobrook.org.


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Holy Week Retreat

Join seminarians from the Brooklyn, Rockville Centre and New York dioceses for the Triduum liturgies, held at St. Joseph’s Seminary and the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation.

April 13 - 15, 2017






Youth Events


ENCOUNTER: Monthly Holy Hour and Fellowship

Please join us for our Monthly Holy Hour and Fellowship on the 3rd Friday of the month from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. These monthly events are a communal gathering of Youth and Young Adults who through praise, worship, adoration and fellowship deepen and grow in their relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist, and discover God’s calling for their life.  


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Brooklyn Location
Most Precious Blood Church
70 Bay 47th Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11214 

Sep. 16

Nov.  18

Mar. 17

May 19 


Queens Location:

Immaculate Conception Center

7200 Douglaston Parkway

Douglaston, NY 11362

Oct. 21

Dec. 16

Feb. 17

Apr. 21




Brooklyn Catholic Events

April 29, 2017 - Brooklyn Catholic Youth Day






Liturgical Celebrations


Chrism Mass

April 11, 2017


Priestly Ordination

June 3, 2017