Dear Parents and Teens,
This year we have our high school fall retreat which will take place at Forest Glen on November 10-12, 2017.
Transportation will be provided from St. Edward’s on Friday at 6pm, and return on Sunday by 1pm. The theme this year is “Cornerstone” and focuses on what are we carrying alone and what are we building together?
A retreat is one of the best ways for our teens to get a breather from the chaos of life and connect with their peers and the faith. For many it is a life-changing event where a new perspective on life is discovered and lifelong friendships are made. If it’s your first retreat take a leap and join us-- I promise you will be pleasantly surprised! Most of the teens who have gone before sign up as soon as registration begins and I certainly don’t want anyone to miss out!
The cost for this retreat is $150 and can be submitted with the permission and medical form with a check made out to ‘St. Edward Church’ and delivered to Youth Ministry c/o Dan Konkel. If cost is the only thing keeping you from coming, don’t hesitate to let me know and we will work with you.
*Confirmation candidates: For those in Confirmation year one, you are required to attend a retreat this year as part of your formation. As part of your Confirmation registration fee includes the retreat, please check the box that says “Attending for Confirmation requirement” and you will not need to pay for registration!
If you have any questions please contact me!
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
You may register online, but you are still required to submit a permission and medical information form before the retreat date!
Arrive at 5:45pm on Friday, November 10th at the youth room. The bus will be loaded at the back parking lot. Be sure to have eaten dinner when you are dropped off Friday night. We will only be having snacks that night!
Teens will be ready for pickup on Sunday, November 12th in the youth room at 1pm. (After the 11:30am Mass)
WHERE WE ARE GOING
We will be on retreat at the Forest Glen Retreat Center:
- 34 Forest Glen, Hunstville TX 77340
WHAT TO PACK
- Comfortable clothing (think warm)
- Rain jacket (just in case)
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Shampoo, soap and towel
- Other personal bathroom items
- Sleeping bag & pillow
- Extra pair of shoes (just in case)
DO NOT BRING
- Illegal substances (alcohol, drugs, etc)
- Knives or weapons
We will be asking the teens to stow away their phones during retreat, if there is an emergency you can contact:
- Dan Konkel (Youth Minister) - 201-650-4957 (cell)
- Lauren White (Jr. High Minister) - 979-595-7911 (cell)
- Forest Glen Retreat Center - 936-295-7641
Let me know if you have any questions-- I'm looking forward to an amazing weekend!