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Formation Retreats

 Formation offers a variety of retreats for Middle and High School Youth, Young Adults and Adults throughout the year.

High School Freshman Retreat
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Rolling View Area

The Freshman Retreat, open to all parish rising high school freshmen, is a spiritual and social day retreat, which offers participants an opportunity to have fun and build community while renewing themselves in mind, body and spirit! The retreat consists of a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including hiking, beach time (swimming optional), a mixture of small and large group discussions, witness talks, music, prayers, games, and concludes with Sunday night 5:30pm Mass back at St. Francis. There will be ample amount of time to enjoy the company of old friends as well as meet new ones. The retreat will provide an excellent opportunity to form community with youth from your high school as well as the parish community. Be sure to invite any new friends from St. Francis that you may have met over the summer!

Departure/Return:We will meet in the St. Francis Community Center parking lot at 8:30am. (Youth should have eaten breakfast before arrival.) We will return to attend the 5:30pm Mass at St. Francis. The retreat will end at the conclusion of Mass.
Cost: $60.00
Cost Includes: Use of park and community building, lunch, snacks, retreat supplies, retreat t-shirt, retreat cross
What to bring: comfortable, athletic-type clothes, sneakers, modest bathing suit for swimming, plastic bag for wet items, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, hat, towel, water shoes/flip flops, re-usable water bottle. You are also invited to bring water toys and footballs, Frisbees, etc.
Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 29th

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