High School

High School


Retreats

    Virtual Come & See Weekend for high school students:
    February 11-13, 2021

    This virtual weekend discernment retreat offers high school juniors an opportunity to spend a weekend at Old College Undergraduate Seminary at the University of Notre Dame, so they might get to know the men in formation, their daily routines, and their experiences of formation.


    Summer Seminary Immersion Program
    for rising high school juniors and seniors:
    June 26 - July 10, 2021 

    This two-week academic program helps young men discern God’s call while living in Old College, the undergraduate seminary of the Congregation of Holy Cross on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.


    Come & See for high school students:
    Fall 2021, Date TBA

    This weekend discernment retreat offers high school juniors an opportunity to spend a weekend at Old College Undergraduate Seminary at the University of Notre Dame, so they might get to know the men in formation, their daily routines, and their experiences of formation.


    Come and See Weekends offer high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to spend a weekend at Old College Undergraduate Seminary at the University of Notre Dame, so they might get to know the men in formation, their daily routines, and their experiences of formation.

    Participants will join the seminary community for daily Mass and prayer, learn about the Congregation of Holy Cross and its mission, and tour both the University of Notre Dame and Holy Cross College campuses. All meals are provided.

    Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. In addition to campus tours and a formal presentation, parents will also have the opportunity to ask any questions they have so that they can better assist their sons in hearing God’s call. With advance notice, simple accommodations can be arranged for parents at Moreau Seminary.

    The Come and See Weekends run from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. Students and parents should plan to arrive at Moreau Seminary on the campus of Notre Dame between 2 and 4 p.m. on Thursday. Directions are available upon request.

    Students and parents are free to depart between noon and 2 p.m on Saturday following Mass, Holy Hour, and brunch at Old College.

    Most occasions during the weekend will be casual, although an informal outfit (khaki pants, collared shirt, and dress shoes) would be appropriate for Mass on Thursday and Friday evenings.

    Come and See Night gives South Bend area high school students a chance to spend an evening at Old College, the undergraduate seminary on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The evening's activities will include evening prayer, dinner, and conversation about what life is like on campus for Holy Cross Seminarians and Brothers in formation. Khaki pants, a collared shirt, and dress shoes would be appropriate to wear for the occasion. Interested students should speak with their parish priest, or contact the Vocations Office to let us know they're coming.

    The Summer Seminary Immersion Program is for high school men who are considering a vocation to the Roman Catholic priesthood or brotherhood. The two-week program helps young men discern God’s call while living in Old College, the undergraduate seminary of the Congregation of Holy Cross on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Coursework will allow young men to study the theology of the priesthood through historical, sacramental, scriptural, and ministerial lenses. The daily schedule includes Mass, the Divine Office, and experiences of community life.

    Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in social and service activities with students enrolled in the Notre Dame Summer Scholars Program. Discerning a call to the priesthood and/or religious life is not easy. The Summer Seminary Immersion Program helps young men consider whether a college seminary program is a step they should take. Visit the Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs, or contact us at,  to learn more.  

    For more information on any of these opportunities or to request registration forms, please contact us in the Office of Vocations at (574) 631-6385 or    

    To learn more about seminary formation in Holy Cross or to take a virtual tour of Old College visit our section on Seminary Life


    Come & See Night for South Bend area high school students:
    Winter 2021 (Date TBA)

    Come and See Night gives South Bend area high school students a chance to spend an evening at Old College, the undergraduate seminary on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The evening's activities will include evening prayer, dinner, and conversation about what life on campus is like for Holy Cross Seminarians and Brothers in formation. Khaki pants, a collared shirt, and dress shoes would be appropriate to wear for the occasion. Interested students should speak with their parish priest, or contact the Vocations Office to let us know they're coming.




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