Come and See Vocation Weekends


The next “Come & See” vocation weekend for the 2018/19 academic year is tentatively set for 21-23 September 2018 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC.  The weekends usually fill pretty quickly, so contact the vocation director now.

Our vocation weekends for past 8 years have been to capacity (over 800 men have made vocation weekends with us since 2010 – so plan ahead!)


10 July (Tues.) – New York City Vocation Event at St. Vincent Ferrer (evening plan TBA)

9 August (Thurs.) – Ohio Vocation Event at St. Gertrude in Cincinnati with novices (late afternoon, ends with compline w/opportunity to spend the night, TBA)

June?? TBA New England Vocation Event at Providence College/St. Pius V in Providence, RI

ANNOUNCING VOCATION WEEKENDS 2018/19 – all these dates are tentative (check back)
September 21-23, 2018 Vocation Weekend #1
November 9-11, 2018 Vocation Weekend #2
February 15-17, 2019 Vocation Weekend #3
April 5-7, 2019 Vocation Weekend #4
(does not include the cooperator brotherhood vocation weekends – still TBA)


ALL VOCATION WEEKENDS (see below) are at the DOMINICAN HOUSE OF STUDIES in WASHINGTON, D.C. – except the 2017 October Cooperator Brotherhood Vocation Weekend, was in NEW YORK CITY.

No matter where you ultimately go to serve the Lord, our weekends are an excellent opportunity to learn more about religious life in general.  These weekends are the fastest way to concretely learn a lot about the Order of Preachers (and our province) in a very short period of time, no strings attached. – Fr. Benedict Croell OP

For LOGISTICS/PLANNING to make a vocation weekend, you should READ HERE carefully (questions? text Fr. Ben: 202-642-3597)

+all weekends begin 5PM on Friday and end 1:30PM on Sunday

+schedule for next weekend is HERE (all weekends follow same schedule)

(GETTING STARTED? A Personal Message from Fr. Benedict Croell OP, Director of Vocations)






HERE IS OUR POSTER FROM THIS PAST ACADEMIC YEAR’s VOCATION EVENTS:2017 Summer & 2017-18 Vocation Weekends graphic