The Explore Retreat consists of creative prayer experiences, food, games, faith sharing, fellowship, small group activities, Mass, Adoration and so much more. The retreat is facilitated by seminarians of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston studying for priesthood along with the support of the Vocations Office’s Staff and Director Fr. Richard McNeillie.

Choose a date to attend:

Weekdays: June 3-5, 2024

Monday Evening - Wednesday Evening



Weekend: July 5-6, 2023

Friday Evening - Saturday Evening


Due to Safe Environment policies, high school guys must be under 18 to attend. Those over 18 are invited to attend Men's Discernment Retreat July 26-28. More information here.

This will be an overnight retreat at St. Mary's Seminary.

St. Mary's Seminary

9845 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024

Items to Bring:
All linens (towels, sheets, pillows) will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own if you would prefer. Food and snacks will be provided.

  • Bible
  • Journal
  • Rosary
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Gym clothes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Flip flops/shower shoes

If you are driving your own car and parking at the seminary, please turn right when you enter and follow the curve to follow the signs to Borski where there are other parking locations. Do NOT park in any reserved parking spaces (visitor, staff, seminarians).