The Ascension Youth Office offers several annual retreats for parish youth. The purpose of these retreats include:
- To evangelize the youth of our community.
- To build and deepen community in our parish, school and youth ministries.
- To deepen a sense of identity and involvement of young people with the Catholic Church.
- To teach about integration of faith and morals in everyday living.
- To foster a personal relationship with Jesus and an ownership of one’s faith.
Parents are encouraged to support the participation of their children in these retreat experiences. It is strongly suggested that youth active in the Youth Ministries and Religious Education programs participate in the retreats appropriate to their age level. Dates may change according to scheduling needs. Reminders are sent to parents and youth 1-2 months prior to the scheduled retreat date.
- Confirmation Spirit Day I – (7th Grade) October 14, 2011
- Confirmation Spirit Day II – (8th Grade) November 12, 2011
- Family Ski Trip with Overnight Retreat Option – January 21-22, 2012 (tentative)
- HS Winter Retreat – Fri-Sun March 2-5, 2012 Camp Kirkwood (tentative)
- Food Fast to benefit Catholic Relief Services: Lent, 2012 (dates TBA)