Retreats & Conferences

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The Luke 18 retreat provides a powerful experience for 8th Graders. Luke 18 opens their eyes to the presence and love of God, who embraces them just as they are. Led by high school and college students from St. Nicholas, St. Clare, and Corpus Christi Churches.

The retreat features high-energy games, songs, skits, personal sharing, and a series of faith and life talks by high school students. Typically held in January.

They’ll be talking about Luke 18 for years.


Quest is a 2-day retreat experience for high school freshmen and sophomores. Quest is the opportunity to take time away from the stresses of your life to recharge and to look at your faith in a new light.

Quest 2023

To learn more and to register go to http://bellevilletec.org/applications

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)

TEC is a 3-day retreat experience for high school juniors and seniors. TEC is a time to unplug from our overly plugged-in world and connect with your faith away from the noise and distraction of your everyday life. It’s a place for older teens and young adults to reflect on where they are in life and where they’re going and where God fits in through talks, skits, art, music, sacraments and fellowship. TEC is also open to adult observers.


To learn more or to apply visit www.bellevilletec.

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

Get ready to explore your faith with thousands of Catholic youth from across the country. This 4-day conference is an experience in your Catholic faith you’ll never forget.

NCYC is held in the fall every other year in odd-numbered years.

Joilet Youth Day 2024

Joliet Youth Day will be a 1-Day Mini-Steubenville Retreat with the same 2024 Illuminate theme. But what makes this event truly stand out is the fantastic news that rising 8th graders are cordially invited to attend!  

Joilet Youth Day

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