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 2016-2017


Grades 6, 7, and 8 –


Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally – Sunday, March 19 from 12p.m. to 6: 30p.m. at Carroll University in Waukesha. http://www.wyreministries.org/wcyr-middleschool Registration info to come. Adult chaperones are needed.


Grades 9 and 10 – Choose 1 or both


Saint John Bosco Youth Day – Saturday, October 1 from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, at Holy Hill. Transportation is by bus from QOA’s parking lot on Capitol Drive. Adult chaperones are needed.



Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally – Saturday, March 18 from 9 am to 8:15 pm at Carroll University in Waukesha. Transportation is TBD (bus, carpool, or direct drop off). Return Permission Slip by class on Sunday, February 26. Adult chaperones are needed. Promo video at http://www.wyreministries.org/wcyrhighschool. Registration info to come. Adult chaperones are needed.


Confirmation (usually Grade 11)