Confirmation Retreat 2017
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Confirmation Retreat 2017
This retreat is for all of our Confirmation candidates (Year 1 & 2). Both parts of the retreat are mandatory. If you cannot attend, please call our Director of Religious Education Aina Yates at 646-0307, because you will need to make this retreat up by attending a Confirmation retreat at another Catholic parish.
Cost: $75 without host families or $40 with host families due Sunday February 19th
Please make checks payable to St. Thomas Aquinas Church
PART 1 – Retreat Day with
Date: Sunday February 19, 2017
Location: Aquinas Center at St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm, please check in at 9:45am sharp
To keep the retreat costs low, we will be having a potluck lunch. Everyone is asked to bring a main dish item that will feed 4 people.
Special Afternoon Mass at 5:00pm
The daylong retreat will conclude with a special Sunday afternoon Mass at 5:00pm. The Net Ministry team will do the music and our Confirmation Candidates will serve as the liturgical ministers. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend, so please come and show your support for your confirmation candidate and celebrate the Holy Mass with us.
PART 2 – Santa Barbara Youth Day
Date: Saturday March 25, 2017
Location: St. Bonaventura High School - 3167 Telegraph Rd. Ventura, CA
Time: 9am – 4pm (Check in at St. Bonaventure at 8:30am). Students are in charge of their own transportation to and from this event. Please plan to arrive at the school at 8:30am and be picked up from there at 4:00pm.
The goal of this and all spiritual retreats is to refresh & revitalize, and give the opportunity to spend some time in prayer and contemplation so that we can rekindle and deepen our relationship with God. We hope by this retreat that you more clearly hear God’s call and seek His healing grace so that you will be spiritually renewed. But in order to do this we need to prepare our hearts and minds to receive what God wants to give to us. So in the days leading up to this retreat, please spend some time in prayer. Ask for God’s grace to come down upon you and all who will be attending. And pray this prayer to the Holy Spirit every night:
Come Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the faithful and enkindle in tem the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you shall renew the face of the Earth. O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same spirit, we may be truly wise and rejoice in His consolation, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
For more information or for any questions, please call Brian Campos at his office at 646-4338 ext. 102 or email him at [email protected].
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Mass in Spanish 6:30pm
Mass in English 10:00pm
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Mass in Spanish 11:30am
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