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RETREAT DATES:
November 8-10, 2024, December 13-15, 2024
January 24-26, 2025, January 31-February 2, 2025
March 21-23, 2025

Registration now open!

This retreat is open to groups or individuals in the Diocese of Lansing from grades 7-12, in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The weekend includes Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The retreat begins with check in at 6:30pm-7:00pm on Friday, and will end at noon on Sunday. This retreat is led by Jay Jong and Fearless Ministries. Jay is a youth minister at Church of the Resurrection in Lansing, MI. He and the Fearless Ministries team coordinate retreats for parishes/groups across the Diocese of Lansing.

1.    When registration is available, please fill out the form to provide a total number of estimated attendees and names if possible (students and chaperones) and your preferred retreat date. Please look for an email from the Retreat Center either confirming your registration and a deposit request of 20% of your estimated attendance, or giving an alternate date option where space is available. We do our best to give groups their first choice. 


2.    Cost is $125/person for this retreat, including chaperones. Your parish is responsible for sending 1 safe-environment (VIRTUS) trained chaperone per 10 teens attending. Coordinators will be responsible for collecting payment from their attendees, and a final invoice will be sent to your parish following the retreat. The final invoice will be based on your number of guests submitted at registration, unless a lower amended number is provided no later than two weeks prior to the retreat. The deposit will be applied to your invoice.


3.    Participants are required to attend all 3 days of the retreat. Commuting is an option, but there is no discounted rate for commuters. For students that are not spending the night, drop off time on Friday is 6:30pm-7:00pm; pickup is 9:30 pm. Saturday: Drop off no later than 9:30am, and pick up at 9:30 pm. Sunday: Drop off no later than 9:30, pick up at noon.


4.    Each teen is required to read the Outpouring Code of Conduct and return a signed copy of the waiver for the appropriate event date. Coordinators are to collect each form and keep a hard copy with them or a chaperone for the duration of the retreat. Chaperones are primarily responsible for their students that need medications while on retreat.


5.    Lodging is 2 participants per room. Participants are allowed to choose their roommate. Please make a note of this information when returning your final list to the Retreat Center, no later than 1 week prior to the retreat. Chaperones are given individual rooms when possible, but may need to share a room with another adult from their group depending on the group size. Genders will be separated by floor - boys on one floor, and girls on the other.


6.    The Retreat Center provides bedding and pillows, towels, and washcloths. Students should plan to bring:
•    Appropriate casual clothing for the weekend
•    Toiletries
•    A small snack to share
•    Phones are ok, but are only to be used during scheduled free time


7.    Drop off and pick up will be at the Bethany House. The Retreat Center address is 703 E. Main Street DeWitt, MI 48820. When pulling onto the grounds from Main Street, follow the driveway to the stop sign. Pull straight through into the Bethany House parking lot. The main entrance to the building is on the west side of that parking lot.


8.    Any teens with food allergies or special diet needs can send them to the Food Services department at foodservices@stfrancis.ws for further discussion on how we can accommodate their needs.


9.    Questions about registration can be directed to Rachel at rhaught@stfrancis.ws or call 517-388-3868.


Students must review the youth code of conduct and return a signed waiver to their confirmation coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for the Youth Code of Conduct

Click here for Weekend Schedule A

Click here for Weekend Schedule B

 

WAIVERS:

November 8-10, 2024

December 13-15, 2024

January 24-26, 2025

January 31-February 2, 2025

March 21-23, 2025

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