Retreats 2019

 
“Power of the Cross I” @ St. Jude Church
For 8th grade Confirmation Students ONLY
Sunday, September 8th 12:00-7:30 pm at St. Jude Church
Teens will put their faith into action with packing boxes at Hands of Hope in Joliet, fun group discussions, 6:30 pm Life Mass, and peaceful adoration prayer in the nearby St. Jude chapel (in Joliet).   
(Limited to 30 people; includes dinner)
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“Sports & Nature Retreat” @ St. Francis Woods in Frankfort
For 8th grade Confirmation Students ONLY
Saturday, September 28th 10:30 am-6:00 pm at the Retreat Center in Frankfort
At this nature & sports-lover’s retreat, teens will enjoy the peacefulness of the gorgeous grounds, friendly competition on the fields, and the fellowship of great people as we grow in friendship with Jesus.  (Limited to 40 participants; includes lunch and the 5 pm Mass at St. Jude.  We will be outside, please dress for the weather.)
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“Works of Mercy Retreat” @ Mission of OLA in Chicago
For 8th grade Confirmation Students ONLY
Saturday, November 2nd 7 am-3 pm at the Mission of Our Lady of Angels
Teens will step outside of their “comfort zone” to serve the neighbors of the Mission Of Our Lady of Angels in Chicago.  Dress for the weather because in the morning, we will be outside unpacking and offering food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository Truck in the MOLA parking lot to people who struggle to afford groceries.  In the afternoon, we will have lunch, great prayer, & discussion about how Confirmation can “springboard” us into an attitude of service everyday.  (Up to 30; includes lunch.  This retreat does not include Mass; families are asked to attend Mass together the following weekend and discuss how the readings correspond to the themes of the retreat.)
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“Power of the Cross II” @ St. Jude Church
For 8th grade Confirmation Students ONLY
Sunday, February 16th 12:00-7:30 pm at St. Jude Church
Teens will put their faith into action with packing boxes at Hands of Hope in Joliet, fun group discussions, 6:30 pm Life Mass, and peaceful adoration prayer in the nearby St. Jude chapel (in Joliet).   
(Limited to 30 people; includes dinner)
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“Winter Xtreme” @ Camp TimberLee in Wisconsin
ALL TEENS WELCOME; This is a Confirmation Retreat Option
Friday, February 28th 4 pm through Sunday, March 1st 3:30 pm in East Troy, WI
Friday, February 28th, 4 pm: meet at St. Jude and load the vehicles.  We will stop for dinner on the way.  Sunday, March 1st, we will get back to St. Jude for the closing Mass with families at 2:30 pm.  Retreat ends at 3:30 pm.  
Drop off & pick up is at St. Jude in Franciscan Hall.  The retreat is hosted at Camp TimberLee in East Troy Wisconsin.    
This event is open to 7th & 8th grade teens for the Junior High group and incoming freshmen through graduated seniors for the high school group.  
Cost: $160
Description of the retreat: 
Camp Timberlee offers non-stop action with a variety of outdoor and indoor winter activities including: broom ball tournament, tobogganing, tubing, nature center, game room, karaoke, hiking, leather shop, zip lining, horse-back riding, etc.  Participants will grow closer to new friends and Jesus through high energy worship (live band), engaging inspirational speaker, and small group discussion time.  The food is outstanding and the cabins and beds are warm and comfortable.  
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