“Come and See” Retreat of Discovery

“Come and See” Retreat of Discovery



The Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius is pleased to invite you to a “Come and See” Retreat of Discovery for Byzantine Catholic Men 18 to 35 years old.


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?

Maybe someone has suggested to you that you should check out the Seminary. If so, they’ve seen you as someone who loves God, loves people, and has the potential to be a priest.

Maybe you’ve caught yourself thinking about the priesthood at church on Sunday, in your personal prayers, or wherever.

Maybe you’ve thought to yourself: Will I have to give up everything – my family, my friends, the things I enjoy? Must I be super holy, super smart, or somehow “different?” Anyway, how would I know if God is calling me?

“Come and See” will help you answer these questions as you witness a seminarian’s life of prayer, labor, and joy!


“Come and See” is a retreat weekend hosted by the Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The retreat includes 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, witness talks, and guided reflections on discernment – on how to listen to God’s plans for your future and your happiness.


Invited are men, ages 18 to 35, single or married, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood in the Byzantine Catholic Church. It is important to note that the retreat is conducted in a “no pressure, no hard-sell” environment. The atmosphere is prayerful, positive, and fraternal.


Friday evening (5:00 PM), 16 October 2015 through Sunday afternoon (3:30 PM), 18 October 2015.


Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius
3605 Perrysville Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15214=20


Free! There is no charge for the retreat, meals, and lodging.


Retreat participants are responsible for the arrangements of and expenses for their transportation to Pittsburgh. Eparchial Vocations Offices may have scholarships or grants available for travel to this event, so please inform your Vocations Director of your plans to attend. Vehicle transportation from the Pittsburgh airport or train and bus stations and back will be arranged as indicated on the registration form. Airport or station arrivals should be by 3:30 PM on Friday, 16 October if possible. Departures are to be scheduled after 5:30 PM on Sunday, 18 October.

Come and See 2015 Registration

Please complete this form to register.
  • If in school, please give the name of your school and current class (i.e. Freshman, Sophomore, Graduate, etc.)
  • If working, give your current position and last year of school completed.
  • Are there any special concerns regarding your health or medical history? Will there be limitations to the activities in which you can function during the retreat? If yes, please explain.
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