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FAMILY FAITH FORMATION Retreat Information

 

Preschool Field Trip After Mass
TBA

First Communion Retreat (2nd Grade)
March 11, 2023
9 AM - 11 AM
Location: St. Clare 

Spiritus Retreat Grades 7 & 8 
Permission Slip
November 12, 2022
10 am- 5:30 pm (Includes Lunch & Mass)
Location: St. Thomas

Spiritus Retreat Grades 9 & 10 
Permission Slip
November 12th | 10 - 5:30 PM (Includes Lunch & Mass)
Location: St. Thomas

WCYR / Arise Milwaukee  2022 - Middle and High School Edition!
Saturday March 18, 2023
10AM-6PM
Cost: $30 includes lunch/snack. Note: If you did not attend the Freshmen/Sophomore Retreat, you are already paid for.
If you would like to attend, no student will be turned away due to cost.  You are invited and encouraged to come!   This has been very educational for the growth and faith of young Catholics.  It's interactive with games, prayer, speakers and lots of engagement. Maureen will send an email with details and sign up. 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT (Juniors) 
Saturday, March 4th - Sunday, March 5th, 2023
Overnight permission slip required (sent out in February).
Note: Any Junior unable to attend the retreat must find another retreat to attend at another parish or attend the Spiritus Retreat in November (details below). It is an archdiocesan requirement to attend and participate in the retreat to make your Confirmation. 
Location: Lutherdale retreat center  N7891 US-12 Elkhorn, WI 53121
Lutherdale is a summer camp and year-round conference center.  This center has hotel-style accommodations.  Transportation: Each family is responsible for transportation. No student is allowed to drive themselves or keep a vehicle on the premises.  Parents, please drive your child.  If you are in need of transportation, we can arrange carpooling with another family. 
Arrive: 9:30 AM
What to bring: P.J.'s, reusable water bottle, toiletries.  Note: Bedding, towels & showers are provided.  Lunch, dinner and breakfast included. If you'd like to donate snacks, please do! Maureen will be collecting snack items. No eating in rooms.  
Pick up: March 5th | 11:00 AM
What to expect:  To have a super fantastic awesome spiritual encounter with our facilitator, Ben Wagner.  Ben is a Singer/Songwriter/Recording Artist.  Use the links below to learn more about him.  He is sure to inspire and encourage young people as well as adults.  You will not want to miss this!
Ben Wagner Music:  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Website

SPIRITUS RETREAT (Alt for Juniors)
SPIRITUS offers an in-person Confirmation retreat for students who are unable to attend their parish retreat.
Saturday, November 19 | 9 AM - 5 PM 
Location: Mount Tabor Center | 522 2nd St |  Menasha, WI 54952
Cost:  $45 (Includes the retreat and lunch)
This retreat is also open to parishes that have a small number of students in their program.
REGISTER ONLINE or call Annette Hovie at 920-722-8918 x0.

Who and What is SPIRITUS?
SPIRITUS Ministries lead youth into life-changing encounters with Jesus through retreat ministry, prayer and parish youth ministry.  SPIRITUS missionaries stand as joyful witnesses to the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church. SPIRITUS retreats are high-energy, to inspire students to encounter God and grow in their faith. This  one-day ”mini-retreat" is designed to help teens encounter Christ in a deeper way through the help of the young Spiritus team.  St. Thomas and St. Clare hire the Spiritus missionaries to facilitate our retreats each year. Visit SpiritusMinistries.org to learn more.

Are Retreats Mandatory? 
We prefer the word expected.  There is simply no reason not to attend! Our retreats are amazing and lots of fun! It is expected that all students participate in the retreats, as it is a big part of the REP program.  Retreats offer a time away from their ordinary atmosphere and day-to-day environment. In return, teens are led into life-changing encounters with Jesus and a true deepening of their faith through activities, drama, personal witnesses, small groups and prayer.  Every Catholic youth needs moments of enrichment, renewal, and a deeper understanding of what it means to have Christ at the center of their lives. 

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