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Things to Do

Optional Lunches

2023 Archdiocese of Military Services Sponsored Lunch

Please join us for lunch at the NCDVD Convention to discuss forging future priests for service at home and abroad.

Tuesday, August 29th at 12:30 p.m.
Location: McGivney Lounge

Fostering Vocations: Spanish Speaking Catholics

Please join Fr. Chuck Dornquast (St. Petersburg) and Fr. Daniel Daza-Jaller (Diocese of Palm Beach) for lunch and a conversation on how to foster a culture of vocations among Spanish speaking Catholics in your diocese.

Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.

Sponsor Outings

No fee to attend but registrations required!

COR Hike

Join COR Expeditions for a short 2-hour early afternoon hike where we will facilitate leadership and teamwork activities. We will explain and role-model the process for facilitated reflection as a part of our afternoon activity to help you bring the models we use in the mountains back home to your seminarians. Come see how nature, adventure and challenge can foster an important type of formation for your seminarians.  We will be moving around as part of the activity so bring a water bottle, proper clothing, and basic shoes you can hike in!
Wednesday, August 30th 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Meet in the St. Cecilia Lounge of the Retreat Center

Play Ball!

NY Mets vs Texas Rangers August 30th * Game Time 6:40 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary invites you to be their guest for a night of Baseball as the NY Mets take on the Texas Rangers at Citifield, Wednesday, August 30th.

Bus will depart the retreat center at 4:30 p.m.



Private tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral

If Manhattan is the epicenter of the Archdiocese of New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is its nucleus. On Wednesday, August 30th, Dunwoodie would like to invite you to a private tour of this landmark designed to be the most beautiful Gothic Cathedral in the New World. Your tour guide will be Rev. Enrique Salvo, the Rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and former Vocation Director for the Archdiocese!

Attendees will also have a chance to meet His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan. Finally, you will enjoy a fantastic cocktail party at St. Patrick’s – quite literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Joining you at the Cathedral will be His Excellency, Bishop James Massa, Rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, along with members of our faculty and seminarians. This is the perfect opportunity for you to ask about – well – anything at all.

You may decide to take the bus back to Huntington at 6:00 p.m. or stay in the city to see a Broadway show, grab dinner at one of New York City’s iconic restaurants, or just take in the sights. You would then need to return to Huntington on your own via the Long Island Railroad.

Here’s the catch. This outing will be limited to only 40 NCDVD attendees, so…

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Bus departs Huntington at 1:30 p.m.
Events concludes in NYC by 6:00 p.m.



Other opportunities

Discover Long Island


I Love New York


Dinner in Town

On Tuesday, August 29th NCDVD will run a free shuttle bus to St. Patrick’s Church, located on Main Street for anyone wishing to have dinner in downtown Huntington.   The Bus will depart the Retreat Center at 6:00 pm and then will return every 30 minutes starting at 7:30 p.m. with the last bus returning at 10:00 p.m.

*Note: Dinner will not be served at the Retreat House on Tuesday or Wednesday

Anyone who wishes to take their own car may park in the School parking lot of St. Patrick’s

Guide to Restaurants in the Huntington Area: