Mission Possible Retreat to be Held in Washington

By Tim Bishop

WHEELING—High school men who want to deepen their faith and discern God’s call in their lives are invited to the Mission Possible retreat to be held July 28-31 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The retreat is sponsored by the diocesan Office of Vocations.

The four-day retreat will include prayer, discussion on discernment and a tour of the university.

Msgr. Paul A. Hudock, director of Vocations for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, said, “the event also introduces high-school aged men to making a decision on choosing a Catholic college or seminary. The retreat introduces these young men to a major seminary. They see the environment, they meet the faculty and they speak to the seminarians. It really demystifies the process of making that college choice.”

Msgr. Hudock said the retreat will also offer a tour of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception where attendees will celebrate Mass. The group will also visit the Franciscan Monastery as well as the Shrine of St. John Paul II.

Cost of the retreat is $50. For more information or to register for the retreat, visit www.wvpriest.org.