Retreats & Converences

Retreats and Conferences

Luke 18

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.
They’ll be talking about Luke 18 for years.

Luke 18 is held every year on the 3rd weekend of January.
Luke 18 2019 will be held on January 17-19, 2020

Registration has closed for both 8th Grade participants and High School leaders.
Thank you for your interest!


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.
To learn more and to register go to

Dates for 2019/2020 Quest Retreats are forthcoming

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

Upcoming TEC Retreats…..

January 18-20 Immaculate Conception February 16-18 St. Mary’s
Columbia, Illinois Mt. Vernon, Illinois

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.

Please Note:
All adult volunteers and employees who work with children have completed diocesan training as well as
Illinois and DCFS background checks.
Sarah Ayran, Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
[email protected] or 618-632-7614