TEENS & ADULTS:
APPLY TO SERVE ON A 2021 CYM HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT TEAM!

3Retreats

We have 3 high school retreats here at St. Louis Church. Though they vary in length, location, theme, and character, each retreat exists for 1 MISSION.

OUR MISSION is to provide young people with an engaging opportunity to have a personal experience of Jesus Christ in our Church.

RETREAT TEAM VIRTUAL TRAINING DAYS:
JAN. 16, 1-2PM and JAN. 23, 1-2PM

To emphasize our common mission, the CYM Office encourages all applicants to consider experiencing all 3 of our retreats at some time whether as a retreatant or team member. This will enable you to witness all the rich components of our retreat program.

All teens and adults (returning & new) interested in being a retreat team member should apply to the Retreat Ministry Program by completing the information below. Mark which retreats for which you are available. PLEASE BE OPEN TO WHICHEVER RETREAT YOU ARE PLACED ON. WE ALWAYS PRAY FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT'S GUIDANCE IN TEAM SELECTION.

ALL APPLICATIONS DUE DEC. 1 You will be notified of your team status in December or early January. There will be 2 team training days in January which you are invited to attend.

NOTE: No decisions have been made yet about virtual vs in-person for each of these retreats or team preparations but please be open to all possibilities. If any retreats are in-person or hybrid, all CDC safety guidelines will be implemented.

RETREAT DESCRIPTIONS

Spark 1 & 2  

March 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday)
Two back-to-back, 24-hour retreat experiences (normally) at Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks, MD. This retreat is primarily to serve Confirmation students (HS Sophomores) and introduce them to a Jesus encounter through prayers and activities centered around identity, community and mission. If you are the high-energy, high-impact type, consider this retreat!

You commit to 4-5 team meetings in February and March. You may miss no more than 1 meeting.

No prior experience on this retreat necessary to apply. Teen team fee $100. Scholarships available. Cost should not deter you from applying.

If virtual, there are no retreat fees; in-person, there will be a discounted retreat fee for team members. Cost should not be a factor in applying. No payment is due until a decision has been made about virtual or in-person format.

Summit Lake

April 9-11 (Friday-Sunday)
An outdoor-oriented retreat (normally) held at Summit Lake Camp in Emmitsburg, MD. This retreat is open to all high-schoolers, including Confirmation students and is a deeper look at one's relationship with God, self and others and our response to that relationship. If you like the outdoors and Olympic-style games, consider this retreat!

Preparation consists of 4 meetings between February and April. May miss no more than 1 meeting.

No prior experience on this retreat necessary to apply. Teen team fee $100. Scholarships available. Cost should not deter you from applying.

If virtual, there are no retreat fees; in-person, there will be a discounted retreat fee for team members. Cost should not be a factor in applying. No payment is due until a decision has been made about virtual or in-person format.

Teen ACTS

July 29-August 1 (Thursday-Sunday)
A 3-day/3-night immersive retreat experience (normally held) at Msgr. O'Dwyer Retreat Center in Sparks, MD. This retreat is open to all high-schoolers, including Confirmation students and is a personal encounter with Christ through the themes of Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. If you like to throw surprise parties, consider this retreat!

Preparation consists of approx.12 weekly meetings mid/late May to July. May miss no more than 3 meetings (college team members are exempt during the school year.)

Should have previously attended an Adult or Teen ACTS retreat to apply. Teen team fee $200. Scholarships available. Cost should not deter you from applying.

If virtual, there are no retreat fees; in-person, there will be a discounted retreat fee for team members. Cost should not be a factor in applying. No payment is due until a decision has been made about virtual or in-person format.

RETREAT TEAM APPLICATION

Instructions

  • 1. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your choices and application. 2. Check your calendar and consider your options 3. Complete the personal info and short essays 4. Submit your form to the CYM Office by DECEMBER 1, 2020
 

Your Info

 

RETREATS

 

Reflection

  • Please answer these questions in 100 words or less. Only High-School applicants need to submit essays. College and Adults, these are optional.
 

Verification