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Archdiocesan Junior High Retreat


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***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!***


Download the Confirmation Letter & Packing List
This retreat is for youth in grades 6-8th grade (9th if your Jr. High Program goes to that grade). Join with other parishes from across the Archdiocese for a weekend to deepen their faith through activities, talks, and prayer. 
Check out the flyer here!

Registration Cost

  • $60 per person (if registered by Friday, October 14th)
  • $75 per person (if registered by Monday, October 24th)

 

Schedule
*Please note this is subject to change prior to the retreat.

Friday
7:00 PM Arrival
8:00 PM Welcome/Ice Breakers
8:45 PM Session 1 – LONGING FOR YOUR WAYS
9:30 PM Snack/Social
10:00 PM Closing Prayer
10:15 PM To Bunks (Adult Meeting)
10:30 PM Lights Out

Saturday
7:15am Wake-Up
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Morning Prayer
9:30 AM Initiatives / Team Building
11:15 AM Session 2–  LEAD ME THROUGH
12:15 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Frassati Time (Laser Tag, Hike, Gaga, Crafts, Board Games)
3:00 PM Session 3-RUNNING FOR YOUR HEART
4:00 PM Prayer Experience Stations
5:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Parish/Group Time
7:00 PM Mass
8:30 PM Evening Celebration-Pool Party (weather dependent)
10:00 PM Evening Prayer
10:30 PM To Bunks/Lights Out

Sunday
7:15 AM Wake-Up
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Clean Up/Pack
10:00 AM Prayer
10:30 AM Session 4-SOUL ON FIRE
11:30 AM Affirmation Activity
11:45 AM Sending

 


Theme: Soul on Fire

Theme Song: Soul on Fire by Third Day

Session 1: Longing for Your Ways
-Luke 19:3a 'was seeking to see who Jesus was'
-Acknowledge our own longings-longing to be known, seen, loved, be and to know where we fit.
-Being open to the Holy Spirit/God moving in this experience.


Session 2: Lead me Through
-Luke 19:5b "Jesus looked up and said to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house."
-Recognizing God's constant presence in our lives and presence in the Body of Christ


Session 3: Running for Your Heart
-Luke 19:4 'he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus'
-Practical ways of 'running' for God's heart-service, prayer, sacraments, community
-Faith is a lifelong Journey


Session 4: Soul on Fire
-Luke 12:49 "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!"
-Luke 19:10 'For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.'
-Seeking to be in God's presence
-Doing small things with great love-service, kindness, prayer
-Taking what you have experienced and applying to your everyday life/life of faith.


Forms/Waivers-please make sure to bring a copy for OYYAE.

Earlier Event: October 6
YM Formation Day
Later Event: November 3
New Youth Ministers Formation