Being still in this very stimulated society can be quite challenging; nevertheless, it is essential for our spiritual growth. Candidates will have the opportunity to select at least two retreats to attend during their journey to the Sacrament of Confirmation. This will allow each candidate to unplug for a short time in order to spend quality time with themselves, their peers and with God.
The candidates will be asked to participate in at least one retreat each year. All participants in the retreat are expected to attend the entire retreat.
Confirmation 2021: Year-One Retreats
Option One: December 12 & 13
Option Two: January 2 & 3
Parents please purchase the book in advance
This Year One retreat enables each person to reflect on his/her unique gifts. Using the StrengthsFinder survey the teens will be examining their own gifts, testing how their gifts work in communion with their other gifts, and also how his/her gifts are complimentary with other people’s gifts. When the young people and their parents sign up for the retreat/seminar, they will be given the StrengthsFinders test and book to complete one week before the retreat begins.Candidates plan to meet via zoom 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday, and return on Sunday, at 1:00 pm and we will conclude our retreat at 5:00 pm.
Confirmation 2022: Year-Two The Depth of God’s Love
Confirmation Candidates in Year-2 will explore each of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Each gift will be presented in creative and interactive ways. Both retreat options require that teens attend Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm and on Sunday 1:00 -5:00 pm. Candidates are expected to attend the entire retreat.
Option 1: November 21 and 22
Option 2: March 13 and 14
Other Options for year 1 or year 2 retreats
Other parishes welcome our teens to attend their retreats. Check back in the fall for a spreadsheet of other parishes offerings.