New High school Retreat!!
We are in the midst of an epidemic and the statistics prove it.
More and more teens are turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the stresses of every day lives. They search and search for love but all in the wrong places. YET millions of teens around the world are finding purpose, fulfillment, and happiness as they attend Church Youth Groups every week. They make new friends, become better sons and daughters, and most importantly, come close to Jesus Christ. But ask those teens when the defining moment of their faith was and 8 out 10 of them will respond, “A Retreat”. But why?
Retreats take them away from their everyday lives, social media, school, and relationship drama, and puts them in an environment that allows them to slow down and reflect on the most important things in life: Family, their personal worth, and of course, Jesus Christ. We hope you or your teen can join us at our Initiate Retreat and witness your teen go through a powerful transformation in Christ.
Contact: Mitchell Narvasa
Phone: (209) 661-8826
Every year, on the 2nd weekend of November, STJ Youth Ministry holds a retreat at St. Francis Retreat center in Aptos California. It is located right on the beach where the teens are able to experience God’s beauty in nature and God’s love through powerful talks, activities, and the sacraments. It is an unforgettable weekend that all High School teens are welcome to. Contact the Youth Ministry office for details.
Steubenville Conference in San Diego
Steubenville San Diego is a Catholic conference for teens, but, it is so much more than a conference! It’s a retreat weekend and a transformational experience! Evangelistic in nature and authentically Catholic, Steubenville San Diego is a weekend filled with great speakers, engaging music, reverent Mass and prayer, and tremendous fellowship. Through powerful witness, inspiring worship and dynamic liturgies, Steubenville San Diego offers youth, young adults and leaders the opportunity to encounter Christ and to see the truth and beauty of our Church. To be loved so that they may go out into the world and love one another! The conference takes places usually in late July or early August. Contact the Youth Ministry office for details.