Retreats/Re-entry Programs

Many volunteers find the process of leaving their volunteer community and service work even more of a challenge than it was to get started. The following programs are designed to assist volunteers in their transition process.

Discernment Retreats

Catholic Volunteer Network, in partnership with the Notre Dame Mission Volunteers is offering regional retreats for current volunteers and alumni who are discerning their next steps. Join us for three days of prayer and reflection in the spirit of discernment. These retreats are sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.Click here for more information about upcoming retreats

From Mission to Mission Re-Entry Workshops

From Mission to Mission seeks to help returned missioners and volunteers live mission here in their home culture, in a way that honors those to whom they have said goodbye. To find out more details about upcoming three-day workshops, please visit or contact Julie Lupien at  

Catholics On Call

Location: Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL
Every summer, Catholics on Call hosts a four-day program at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago. This experience is designed for women and men (ages 18 to 30) who may be thinking about a life of service in the Church as a lay minister, religious sister or brother, or priest, and those who are undecided and want guidance in determining how God is calling them. Click here for more information about upcoming conferences.