Middle School and High School Retreats

In the sixth grade, youth begin to be accountable for their spiritual growth as part of their Catholic commitment. Of course their spiritual growth is a lifelong endeavor!

 

The Christian Formation program requires Middle School and High School youth to complete 1 retreat per year through the parish. If a youth cannot attend a parish retreat, he/she is expected to make another retreat on his/her own.

 

Please use the Service and Retreat Log to record the times that you have gone on retreat. If you are unsure about an activity, talk to a Christian Formation staff person. The biggest criteria is taking time to open yourself to an experience of God’s transforming love.

 

Some of the retreats offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Check out How To Go To Confession, Video: Confession 101, and the Examination of Conscience for High School Youth. You can print out the Act of Contrition and bring it with you! You can also have it on your phone – download or use the free app Laudate.

 

Retreats also sometimes include praying the Rosary. Check out How to Pray the Rosary.

 

Retreats for 2017-2018

 

Grades 6, 7, and 8 –

NET Retreat – Friday, December 8 at QOA. Time TBD, but will include dinner and Mass for the Immaculate Conception at 7 pm. Note that Pewaukee schools are off this day. NET stands for National Evangelization Teams. Teams of young adults, ages 18 to 29, devote a year to leading youth retreats around the country. Host families will be needed for lodging and meals. More info at netusa.org.

 

Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally – Sunday, March 18 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Carroll University in Waukesha. Great music, awesome prayer, and unique sessions. Lunch is included. Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation. Reconciliation is encouraged. Adult chaperones are needed. Registration will be done as a group. More info at wyreministries.org/wcyrhighschool.

 

 

Grades 9 and 10 – Choose 1 or more

 

Urban Plunge – Friday, October 13 to Saturday, October 14 at Saint Ben’s Community Meal at 1015 N. 9th Street in Milwaukee. Time TBD, but includes Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Will be back before Saturday 5 pm Mass. Typically Friday night is spent participating in the Community Meal followed by reflection and discussion. Saturday is spent visiting agencies that minister with the homeless. Bring a sleeping bag for the floor (in our own space)! Adult chaperones are needed. More info at capuchincommunityservices.org/services-provided/plunge-immersion-experiences.

 

NET Retreat – Friday, December 8 at QOA. Time TBD, but will include dinner and Mass for the Immaculate Conception at 7 pm. Note that Pewaukee schools are off this day. NET stands for National Evangelization Teams. Teams of young adults, ages 18 to 29, devote a year to leading youth retreats around the country. Host families will be needed for lodging and meals. More info at netusa.org.

 

Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally – Saturday, March 17 from 9 am to 8:30 pm at Carroll University in Waukesha. Great music, awesome prayer, and unique sessions. Lunch and dinner are included. Mass fulfills the Sunday obligation. Reconciliation is encouraged. Adult chaperones are needed. Registration will be done as a group. More info at wyreministries.org/wcyrhighschool.

 

 

Confirmation (usually Grade 11)