Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)
January 17-19, 2015 at Holy Spirit Parish, North Platte
Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a weekend experience designed especially for young people from Spring Semester Sophomores in High School to age 23 and sponsored by the Diocese of Grand Island Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. The activities at TEC provide an enjoyable opportunity for young people to develop a better sense of self, to build positive relationships with others, and to grow closer to God. The weekend is based on solid, up-to-date theological and psychological principles. The testimony of thousands of young people who have participated in the program gives convincing evidence that TEC touches the participants deeply and has a positive influence on their value system. The registration fee is $85. I am hoping that we will be able to take a large group from St. James. We will keep you posted on transportation and scholarship opportunities. More details can also be accessed at http://youthgidiocese.weebly.com/. Registration is available on line or in a printed format.
Going Bananas for Jesus
March 27-29, 2015 at Kearney Catholic HS
Going Bananas for Jesus is a Grand Island Diocesan event held every two years for High School and Middle School youth of the Grand Island Diocese. It is a time for young people across the diocese to meet old and new friends through faith and fun. Information on keynote speakers, breakout sessions, social activities, and registration will be available this winter. We will keep you posted on transportation and scholarship opportunities. More details can also be accessed at http://youthgidiocese.weebly.com/
Higher Ground Retreats for HS & MS
May and June 2015 (TBA in spring semester)
Higher Ground High School retreats are five-day Catholic youth programs for those who will be juniors or seniors in high school. Each week provides 20 – 40 Grand Island Diocese student participants and 10 adult staff who engage in activities that include playing, praying and working together as a community of faith. The week begins at 7:00PM MDT on Sunday and ends at 10:00AM MDT the following Friday. There are three different opportunities to attend, the first beginning the last week in May (Memorial Day Weekend). The High Ground I 2015 will be offered: Week 1: May 24 – 29, Week 2: May 31-June 5, or Week 3: June 7 – 12. Higher Ground II will be offered: Week 1: May 24-29 or Week II: May 31-June 5. Based on 2014 registration fees, the cost will most likely be $150, and a round-trip bus fare will be available at an additional $80.
At Higher Ground Middle School Retreat, approximately 25 student participants who have completed 6th or 7th grade and 10 adult staff gather in an informal atmosphere to have a lot of fun and build relationships of trust. The group is encouraged to experience the joy of playing, praying and working together as a community of faith. The retreat begins at 6:00PM MDT, Sunday, and ends at 1:00PM the following Thursday at Camp Norwesca near Chadron, NE. The 2015 HG MS will be offered June 7 – 11 and July 12-16. Based 2014 registration fees, the cost will most likely be $150. We will keep you posted on transportation and scholarship opportunities. More details for all HG retreats can also be accessed in the spring semester at http://youthgidiocese.weebly.com/