Confirmation Retreat Information

Confirmation Retreat Weekend: October 17-19, 2014

We’ll leave the St. John School Parking Lot at 4:30pm on Friday, October 17, to head out to Prairie Star Ranch, the Archdiocesan Youth Camp in Williamsburg, Kansas. The retreat will focus on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Sacrament of Confirmation, and students will have an opportunity to bond with each other in a safe environment that is removed from their everyday experience.

Students will also have the opportunity to experience the sacrament of Confession as well as spend time in prayer reflecting on God’s will for their lives. We will return for Mass with parents/families at St. John Church at 10:30am on Sunday, October 19.

Various parent coordinating duties are necessary for this retreat. Duties include: bag drivers to Prairie Star Ranch on October 17 (load up bags at 4:30pm and drop them off at Prairie Star!) and food coordinators (behind the scenes to coordinate food-age for the retreat and then to help with food prep to feed the students/leaders all weekend).

Things to pack:

  • T-shirts (3)
  • Pairs of capris/jeans* (2)
  • Sweater/Jacket (bonfires will be happening!!)
  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Comfy athletic shoes
  • Toiletries/shampoo/conditioner (girls can share if you have a friend coming!!)
  • Deodorant (please don’t forget!!)
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Contact wear/glasses (cases, saline solution, etc.)
  • Water bottle
  • Towel
  • SLEEPING BAG/twin sheet set
  • Pillow
  • Small blanket
  • Rosary (if you have one!!)
  • Games (if you have some you’d like to share!!)

*Young women of God, if you choose to wear shorts, then please attempt to keep the shorts at a reasonable length (i.e. no butt shorts; think much longer than the school dress code). If you think that the length may be questionable, go longer. Young men, keep those short-shorts at home. The chaperones reserve the right to ask you to change your clothing if it is inappropriate for activities. Jen also has an infamous pair of sweatpants that she brings along to youth group trips. Trust me; you don’t want to wear them!!

Things NOT to pack:

  • Cell phones (Jen can always be reached at 785.766.6189)
  • iPods/techno gadgets/etc.
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Weapons of any kind

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