Confirmation Retreats At St. Cassian’s we facilitate a 48hr (weekend) Confirmation retreat. It offers an opportunity for young people and their accompanying catechists to reflect on their lives in the context of their Confirmation.
The programme includes looking at the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how to be a modern day disciple through games, small group discussions and reflections and prayer, concluding with Mass.
We want to help to bring the group together; this will be different depending on whether the group is all from one parish, on whether most attend the same school or come from a variety of schools, and at what stage is their preparation.
To provide upbeat experiences of a friendly and loving God, of reflective prayer, and of enriching liturgy.
To give the young people a better understanding of themselves and of their self-worth, boosting their self-confidence.
To help the young people to have a positive and authentic experience of building community, so that they can do this in their parishes and with other groups.
St. Cassian’s does not have a resident priest, but Fr Peter Hunter OP, a Dominican priest from Blackfriars, Oxford, is usually available to celebrate Mass for us on Sunday morning. However, if your group is able to bring a priest along please let us know.
To help us achieve these goals, we ask for the following information:
How voluntary is the young people’s attendance (on your Confirmation programme and at Kintbury)
What are the ages of the young people?
Are they mostly from one school, or many?
Are they Catholic schools or not?
At what stage of their Confirmation programme is this retreat taking place?
Are you able to bring a priest with you?
The cost is £100 per young person, with free places for up to two accompanying staff. The cost of a retreat is reviewed annually.