Happy New Year!
We are coming up on our Confirmation Two Retreat in just four weeks and as we prepare, I wanted to send out some important information about the retreat. There will be a letter that will be going out tomorrow that has some information just for parents that is time sensitive.
Our retreat is scheduled for January 26-28, 2018 at
Forest Home Ojai Valley 655 Burnham Road
Oak View, CA 93022
805.715.6060 1. Directions can be found on their website. Click HERE for directions.
All Teens need to find their own ride up to the retreat facility by 6:15pm. Dinner will be provided for all attendees. If any parents or additional family members would like to stay for dinner, please let me know. Our retreat officially starts at 7pm for those unable to make it up by dinner. 2. Teens will be on a retreat and therefore we ask that they not bring their phones. All phones that are brought up will be collected until Sunday morning at 11am when parents arrive. For many of the teens this will be their first experience on any kind of retreat and it's important that they stay focussed for the weekend. If there are any emergencies you may call the office at Forest Home, or you may call my cell phone number at 805-208-2171. Other leaders will have their phones on them as well in case of emergencies. 3. The retreat does not officially end until 6pm on Sunday after the 5pm mass. We should be ready to leave the retreat facility by 12pm so teens should have a few hours to rest and do homework prior to attending Mass at 5pm at St. Julies. We will be asking a few of the teens to share their experiences at this time. Unfortunately, there is not a time available to us to have Mass at the retreat facility that fulfills our Sunday obligation. 4. Inside the letter that will be mailed you'll find a copy of the needed permission slips to register, packing list, and other detailed information. If you do not receive the letter by the weekend please call me at
805-208-2171 or in the office at
805-499-0979 ext 104.
5. The last item that is very important is that you register your son or daughter on Forrest Home's website. They have specific liability paperwork that needs to be filled out and this year they have put it all online through their website. Please copy and paste the link below and follow the instructions HERE.
Thank you all very much. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE! I hope you all had some time for family and friends this week.
The next couple of weeks we have a lot of fun activities planned for our Junior High and High School Youth Ministry and a few fun family events as well. Below you'll find the details for them all. I hope you/your teen can join us for some.