2022 Chosen Retreat

Teens, it’s a day filled with Faith, Fun and Friends! 

Plus, you are being CHOSEN by Christ to fulfill a role that no one else can. Well…that’s a little intimidating. True, but this retreat is the perfect opportunity to better understand  the confirmation road ahead, and how you can start answering that call today!


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COST:  $75 (But you only pay $25!  How?  Just keep reading!)

INCLUDES: Programming, lunch, retreat T-shirt and the opportunity to hang out with some cool people

WHEN AND WHERE: Thursday December 22nd, from 8am to 5pm.  Event will take place at La Salle Retreat center, just North of Eureka on Highway 109.

TRANSPORTATION: We will carpool over to the retreat center, parents, chaperones, grandparents and more, please keep reading.

WHY IS IT JUST $25? Here is the break down and why it’s just $25

  • You only pay $25, why? It’s always important that you pay something because it shows that you invested into an event.
  • Your church wants to show you that you are an important part in the body of Christ, that’s why they are chipping in $25
  • Part of being confirmed is spreading the Gospel message.  We are asking that you talk to your family and friends, tell them that you are in your Confirmation year, tell them about this retreat and see if 5 people will donate $5 each, this will cover the other $25, they can even use the link below to make an online donation.
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THERE IS A ROLE FOR EVERYONE

TEENS, WHAT WILL THIS RETREAT BE LIKE?

Simply put, it will be a day filled with faith, fun and friends.  Friendly competition games like Christmas Chariot Racing, Temple cup stacking and Name Pull Ups will leave you exhausted and laughing.  Activities that will reveal the Holy Spirit along with Praise and Worship music that will join us into prayer. You’ll hear short talks from teens in high school and young adults on life after Confirmation.  And yes, there will be food…and snacks!!!

Be ready to be jump into action once you walk into the doors. Even registration will be exciting as you are whisked away to get your t-shirt, create a “Signature” banner for each church and get into some fun games.  The day will be busy and will end with the most important thing we can do together, receive Jesus in the Eucharist at Holy Mass with Fr. Greg, Fr. Mathew and Fr. Weber. Your parents or sponsor are invited to attend 4:00pm Mass at the retreat also.

PARENTS, WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

As a parent you can agree that we all want better for our kids than whatever we had. We do this in family life, school, sports, and our faith life should be no different.  Just like you, we want these teens to have a chance at a better relationship with Holy Trinity than what we had.  Making our faith come alive in a way that is relational to teens will give them the foundation necessary to become accountable for their faith, which is at the root of confirmation.

This retreat will help ignite a new love for our faith, but to best help your teen, we have to get from just  Surviving Sunday to Sunday to actually Thriving Sunday to Sunday, and the best way to do that is going to Mass as a family every Sunday.  Our parents and grandparents were taught that you go Mass because you have to, it’s time to change that thought, and instead of thinking that we “have to” go to Mass, that we “get to” go to Mass.

The same goes for these retreats, it’s not that you have to go to this retreat or the one in the spring, but your teen “gets to” go to a retreat and possibly grow a little closer to God and our faith community.

TO OUR PARISH FAMILY, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Over the last year it has become very clear that our parish desires a stronger youth presence, not only in VBS (Totus Tuus) or PSR (family catechesis), but in the ongoing growth of teens in young adults in our church.  The time to help with that is not when these teens have become young adults, the time to help is now, because if we wait until they are young adults, it’s most likely too late. So how can you help? There are three easy ways.

  1. Prayer – Please pray before the event, that teens choose to sign up, please pray the day of the event that the Holy Spirit stirs in their life, and please pray after the event that this is only the first steps for these teens.
  2. Love – The Holy Spirit is love, it’s what connects the Father to the Son.  Show your love to these teens by talking with them about their experience, encourage them and let them know you are praying for them and offer your help to them.
  3. Donations –  It’s not about a free ride, but it is easier when the burden is shared.  For these retreats, we are asking the teens to give a 1/3, we are asking them fundraise 1/3 and we are asking the parish family to give 1/3.

SPONSORS, GRANDPARENTS AND FAMILY

Think back to your confirmation, do you remember the day?  This is one of the seven Holy Sacraments and its importance cannot be overstated. Confirmation is the last Sacrament of Initiation and it seals our life of faith in Jesus.  You are needed to help these teens understand the importance of Confirmation, to make it memorable, to make it special. This retreat takes place on a Thursday, the beginning of their Christmas break. While some parents may be available to transport some teens, others may have to work.  We will need help getting teens to and from the retreat center in Eureka, so we are hoping we can rely on you. If you can help out with this event, simply scan the code below or go to the website listed to find out more.

In addition to helping with this event, ongoing support with a teen you know is needed also.  Ask them what they are learning, experiencing, encourage them to start their week at Sunday Mass, maybe even offer to take them or go with them.  Celebrate that Sunday after Mass with breakfast or lunch or a family get together.  Make it a journey that you can take together, show them that Christ lives in you.

LET’S GET YOU SIGNED UP!

2022 Chosen Retreat

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHOSEN RETREAT?


Youth Minister
Matt Collins
matt@2911prosperity.com
314-486-8156


Coordinator
Karen Weber
kwebersacredheartdre@gmail.com


Coordinator
Dawn Meinhardt
dmeinhardt@olparish.org


Coordinator
Mariann Jones
principal@mygoodshepherd.com