Dear Parents and Teens,
This year we have our high school fall retreat which will take place at Forest Glen on November 9-11, 2018.
Transportation will be provided from St. Edward’s on Friday at 6pm, and return on Sunday for the 11:30 AM Mass. The theme this year is “Full Filled / Satisfy” and will empower teens to make tough decisions and to ask difficult questions in the midst of their faith journey to Christ.
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 $175 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 Lauren White. 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!
Interim Youth Minister
You may register online, but you are still required to submit a permission and medical information form before the retreat date!
Arrive at 5:30pm on Friday, November 9th 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 11th in the youth room at 1pm. (After the 11:30am Mass) Mass is not optional. Mass is a part of the retreat experience.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
We will be on retreat at the Forest Glen Retreat Center:
34 Forest Glen, Hunstville TX 77340
WHAT TO PACK
Jeans for Mass (no leggings or shorts)
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:
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!