Beginning in 1984, Emmaus Days is a vocations awareness program sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria. By providing a spiritual, fun environment for young men, we help make them more aware of God’s presence in their lives and get them excited about living their faith.

At the heart of this discovery process lies prayer. Emmaus Days is full of opportunities to pray and learn, from Confession and Eucharistic Adoration to a variety of devotions like the rosary and brown scapular.

Participants are also given the chance to interact with priests, seminarians and others their own age, both in serious spiritual matters and lighthearted activities. From prayer and sacraments to basketball and water games Emmaus Days helps young men achieve a more spiritual approach to everyday life. Priests and seminarians will reveal their own experiences regarding their vocation and the spiritual life. Leaders will share stories about St. Aloysius Gonzaga, the Patron of Emmaus Days, and St. Therese of Lisieux, the Patroness of our vocation program.

If this mixture of spiritual activities and summer fun appeals to you, consider participating in the Emmaus Days program. We promise that, after this summer of fun and faith, you will walk away with the confidence to pray each and every day the Emmaus Days prayer: “Lord, help me to want to be what you want me to be!”

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