Retreat Opportunities 2019-2020


Koinonia Weekend Retreat:

When: September 13-15th Where: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Ishpeming
Contact: Fr. Ryan Ford,
All are invited to attend from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.  No accommodations are provided - participants will sleep at their own homes.

Come and See: 

When: September 27-29, 2019
Where: Manitowoc, Wisc. 
Details: The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity would like to invite young women who are juniors and seniors in high school, as well as young women up to 35 years of age to join St. Albert the Great FOCUS missionaries and students for a weekend at the Wisconsin Motherhouse. Meet sisters of all ages, visit their place of ministry, and make a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. For more information on how to register, contact Sister Julie Ann at (920) 323-9632 (call or text).

Discernment Retreats at Holy Family Convent

When: October 18-20, November 15-17, 2019
Where: Manitowoc, Wisc. 
Details: The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to their retreat, where retreatants will have the opportunity to learn St. Ignatius' 22 rules for discerning how God is speaking to you. The sisters will also lead those present in the method of discerning God's Will. The silent retreat will be led by Sister Jacqueline Spaniola, OSF. The retreat is designed with reflection time to guide you in understanding God's will for your life. Retreats begin on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and conclude after sunday dinner at 12:30 p.m. evening with a meal. 
Ages welcome: 18-35 
For more information on how to register, contact Sister Julie Ann at (920) 323-9632 (call or text)

Youth Encounter:

When: November 8-10th, 2019 and March 6-8th, 2020
Where: Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls
Contact: Nate and Jen Raiche,
Visit their website for registration information at: (website currently under construction).

Wise Men Retreat:

When: Friday December 6-8
Where: Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, Crystal Falls, MI
Contact: St. Albert the Great Parish, (906) 482-5530 or email
Details & Theme: TBD

Silent Retreat: 

Contact: Sue, at
Details & Theme: TBD

Men 2 Men Men’s Day of Reflection:

When: February 8, 2020
Where: St. Paul Parish, Negaunee
Details: Presenter, Dominick Albano

Campus Ministry Retreats:

When: Fall & Spring, one per semester
Where: Bay Cliff Health Camp
Details: For more information, contact your campus chaplain or parish priest.


Contact: Sheryl Carobine  (906)-282-1258,
Chaplain: Fr. Larry VanDamme,
Date: TBD

March for Life:

When: January 22-26, 2020
Where: Washington D.C. 
Details: The itinerary includes opening Mass at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Thursday, as well as Mass and a Youth Rally on Friday morning. The March for Life Rally begins on Friday, followed by sightseeing on Friday evening, and throughout the day on Saturday.
Cost: $310 
Contact your parish office for more information on how to register. 

Silent Directed Retreat:

When: May 1-6, 2020
Where: House of Prayer within St. Francis Convent, Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, Wisc. 
Details: During this five day retreat, retreatants will see a spiritual director, Sr. Jacqueline, once a day. Young women will pray morning and evening prayer, and have Mass with the Franciscan Sisters living at the convent. Silence will be kept for the young women to reflect on the Lord's will for their life. 
Ages welcome: 18-35 
For more information and how to register, contact Sister Julie Ann at (920) 323-9632 (call or text). 


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