Quo Vadis reunion a time for faith and fellowship

A Quo Vadis reunion drew alumni of the vocations camp, their families and clergy to a gathering Nov. 6 at St. Mary, Kutztown.

Bishop John Barres, then bishop of Allentown and now bishop of Rockville Centre, New York, presided at evening prayer and benediction at the reunion, which included a talk by Bishop Barres and a pizza supper.

A total of 71 Quo Vadis campers, parents, siblings, seminarians and priest-presenters attended the reunion.

“It was good to see the campers and their parents again. It is a wonderful sign of the bonds that are formed among the campers that given the choice they just naturally sat together at the dinner,” said Msgr. James.

“Parents, who are so supportive of the Quo Vadis Camp, are also establishing bonds among themselves.

“The campers were enthusiastic to see the seminarians again. And the seminarians are coming to see the leadership skills and other gifts the young men have, which are indications of the campers’ discernment of their vocations.

“The seminarians and I are looking forward to Quo Vadis 2017 as much as the campers are.

“The parents enjoy seeing the slide show because they get to see what their sons did between their departure on Sunday after the picnic and when they pick them up on Thursday” when the camp is over.

Seminarian Philip Maas, second theology year, was the Quo Vadis photographer and created the slide presentation shown at the reunion. 

A reunion for Fiat campers is being planned by the religious sisters who supervised it.