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When: Friday November 15th at 7pm – Saturday November 16th closing at 4:30pm

Who: All High School Youth

Where: OLPH Parish Hall

Cost: Free ($25 donation is asked, if able)

Retreat Details:

The retreat will begin Friday night with true time for fellowship and fun. Our evening will start with supper, followed by games, prayer, fun and more food! This portion of the retreat will be led by the OLPH Youth Ministry’s Core Team. Join us in this extended portion of the retreat as we camp out within our Church facilities. With anticipation for a full day on Saturday, sleep will be included in this overnight stay! Male and female youth will be sleeping in separate rooms. As you prepare to join us, we want to make sure that you bring the items you will need. Review the list below.


Then, as Saturday morning meets us, we will be joined by the NET Ministry team. The team will lead us through the ‘Fully Alive’ retreat with fabulous talks, great games, and deep discussions. Who are they?!? NET, the National Evangelization Team, is a group of young adult Catholics in their 20’s who travel the country, giving retreats to Catholic youth. They are truly inspiring, filled with faith, and a lot of fun!

We all want to be happy! The pursuit of happiness motivates every decision we make. Why is it, then, that we find ourselves unhappy so often? Join us as we explore the one big enough to fill our deepest desires – God Himself.

What to Bring:

• Sleeping Bag

• Pillow

• Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrush/toothpaste)

• Jacket/Sweatshirt

• Casual, Modest Clothes

• Pajamas

• Prayer items (rosary, journal, bible)

• A scooby snack to share (party mix, chips, fruit, cookies, juice boxes)

• Cell Phones will not be needed. If chaperone sees a participant on their phone, they will be asked to put it in their bag for the remainder of the retreat.

*Note, we will not have any accessible showers. Take the chance while you still can, shower Friday afternoon before you arrive.


Lastly, please know of our no tolerance policy. If any participant is found having brought any inappropriate or illegal substance, the participant’s parents will be called immediately to pick up their child (i.e. alcohol or tobacco in any form) Additionally, if any participant is found acting inappropriately/ not following retreat rules, the same consequence will apply (i.e. sneaking out or socializing with the opposite sex after hours). All retreat rules will be explain to participants at the beginning of the retreat. If you have any specific questions regarding this, please feel free to contact Laura Hawk.


Please arrive at Parish Hall by 7:00pm on Friday, November 15th. The retreat will conclude at 4:30pm on Saturday, November 16th. We are excited to offer this overnight retreat at the Cathedral!! It’s time to get excited!!!


Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 605-342-0507, 520 Cathedral Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701

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