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TEEN RETREATS

Retreats provide sacred time for stepping away from the busy pace of the students’ daily lives to reflect on God’s presence with them in all things.

At St. Thomas Aquinas we provide many retreats for High School Teens throughout the year. Retreats give students the opportunity to build a strong sense of community and belonging with their peers. St. Thomas’ retreats meet the Spiritual and personal needs of our teens as they grow and mature during their time in high school by offering a variety of retreat formats.

SANCTITY OF LIFE DAY

Dates: January 22, 2020
Registration Closes: Jan 15, 2020 @10pm

Location: Santa Fe, NM

 

God created everyone with Dignity and every creation should be treated with Respect.  Join us on our trip to Santa Fe to learn more about why God Created us and to have mass at the Cathedral.  After Mass we will process to the Roundhouse to show our support for laws that support “Right To Life” and have a wonderful lunch.

Who Can Go?

Any High School Teen Registered in;

  • Life Teen, Purpose – Confirmation, Summit, or JCore
  • Confirmation Sponsors/Parens with their Teen

Core & JCore Winter Retreat

Dates: January 19, 2020
Registration Closes: Jan 15, 2020 @10pm

During the teaching portion Core Members will be given a solid foundation as they begin to serve Gen Z. Discussing, first and foremost, the essential role of a Core Member, this Core Team Training dives deep into the reality of modern-day Teens. Core Members will learn about the universal changes that happen developmentally during adolescence, as well as the unique challenges that this particular generation faces. This foundational information is coupled with a detailed overview of what can be expected from Life Teen resources to equip Core Members to serve Teens with greater mercy, compassion, and understanding.

Who Can Go?

Only Core and JCore Team

DISCOVERY – RETREAT

LIMITED participants. Sign ups will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Once we fill up our spots, we will have a wait-list. YOUR SPOT IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL THE PARISH RECEIVES YOUR TEEN’S FULL PAYMENT.

Dates: March 6, 2020 – March 8, 2020
Registration Opens: Jan 12, 2020 @8am
Registration Closes: Feb 21,2020 @10pm
Cost:  $100.00
Location: Glorieta, NM

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God created the majesty of the universe with us in mind. He created us to be inquisitive explorers as we journey through life, examining ourselves and the world around us in fine detail. This fundamental instinct has sparked our interest in our world and the universe around us. As scientists learn more about the cosmos, we realize that there is infinitely more to know about God, who created it. Discovery gives teens an opportunity to assess where they are at on their faith journey, while providing a catalyst to dive deeper into the great unknown that is a relationship with Jesus.

Who Can Go?

  1. Any High School Teen Registered in; Life Teen, Purpose – Confirmation, Summit, or JCore
  2. Any High School Teen not registered in youth ministry will need to have a Parent/Teen Conference with the Youth Director.

LIFE TEEN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Dates: June 22, 2020 – June 26, 2020
Registration Opens: Feb 1, 2020 @8am
Registration Closes: May 1, 2020 @10pm
Cost:  $TBD
Location: Atchison, Kansas

The Life Teen Leadership Conference is a dynamic, prayerful, and impactful week of talks and activities that help teens become the leaders and disciples that God is calling them to be. We believe in empowering this new generation with practical leadership skills, but not without first teaching them how to be a disciple. Teens will have time to adore the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration, participate in powerful worship, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, gain practical leadership skills, and meet other teens from across the country who are committed to discipleship and evangelization.

Who Can Go?

Juniors or Seniors that have been Confirmed and that Commit to Serving 1 year within Youth Ministry.

STEUBENVILLE WEST

LIMITED  participants. Sign ups will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Once we fill the spots, we will have a wait-list. YOUR SPOT IS NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL THE PARISH RECEIVES YOUR TEEN’S FULL PAYMENT.

Dates: July 17, 2020 – July 19, 2020
Registration Opens: March 14, 2020 @8am
Registration Closes: June 1, 2020 @10pm
Cost:  $225.00
Location: Tuscon, Arizona

“Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.” -Psalm 80:3 RSV

Can you remember a time when you weren’t anxious about something? The chaos of our lives can overwhelm us and make it difficult to see anything other than confusion and brokenness.

And somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten who we are – and, more importantly, who God is.

We have a good, loving Father in heaven who created us to share in His glory, to see everything and everyone with His eyes. His greatest desire is to raise us up out of our fear and anxiety and restore us to the hope and abundant life that only He can give.

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will attend one of 25 Steubenville Youth Conferences to encounter the God who calls us out of darkness and into his marvelous light. Lift your eyes to the glory of God. Be restored.

Who Can Go?

  1. In coming Sophomore to graduated Seniors that are Registered in; Life Teen, Purpose – Confirmation, Summit, or JCore
  2. Any High School Teen not registered in youth ministry will need to have a Parent/Teen Conference with the Youth Director.

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