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Bay Area GOYA Lenten Retreat

Bay Area GOYA Lenten Retreat 2017


 
FRIDAY MARCH 10 – SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2017

 

 2017 BAY AREA GOYA LENTEN RETREAT INFORMATION

Here is the link to the 2016 video: CLICK HERE

 

DATE: March 10-12, 2017

 

AGE REQUIREMENT

This retreat is for Orthodox youth currently in the 6th-12th grades.

 

PRICE:

Full price is $195.00. Payment includes: 2 Nights lodging and all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Some parishes may offer a partial scholarship. Ask your parish priest!

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 24, 2017

The last day to register (all forms and payment must be postmarked) is by February 24, 2017.

 

REGISTRATION FORMS- Click the links below to download the forms

Liability Waiver and Permission Form 2017

Packing List for Lenten Retreat 2017

 

QUESTIONS: Please contact Tommy Felactu at tommy@goholycross.org

 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS:

Please mail to:

Church of the Holy Cross
c/o Tommy Felactu
900 Alameda de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION:

Everyone is asked to come to Holy Cross Church in Belmont for the Salutations service which begins at 7pm. Afterwards we will depart for the retreat center, NatureBridge (formerly Marin Headlands). It takes about 45 minute to get there.

If it is more convenient for you to go directly to the retreat center, then please arrive at 9:45 pm.

Once everyone is registered we will email all families to ask about transportation options.

 

NatureBridge

NatureBridge is located 10 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  For more information about NatureBridge, go to: http://www.naturebridge.org/school-group-field-science-golden-gate

 

CELL PHONE RECEPTION

There is very little to no cell phone reception at NatureBridge. Regardless, teens should not have cell phones with them during the retreat to truly focus on their relationship with God.

 

POLICY FOR CALLING CHILDREN AT RETREAT

We ask that parents do not call their teens during the retreat unless for emergency reasons.  Should an emergency requiring communication with your teen arise, you can call the NatureBridge facilities.

 

MEALS

All meals will be vegetarian in observance of the Lenten Fast.  We will be sure to exclude ingredients that your teen(s) may be allergic to as long as you inform us of any dietary restrictions in their registration form.

 

DISCUSSION FORMAT

In order to better impart the content of our retreat to the participants, middle school and high school will be split up for discussions.  

 

LODGING

Guys and girls will be separated for lodging. 

 

LEADERS AND CHAPERONES

To help us run the program and facilitate discussions, youth leaders who are Christ-centered, responsible, mature, liturgically-active, and who have youth ministry experience. 

 

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

7:00 PM    Salutation to the Virgin Mary at Holy Cross in Belmont 

8:30 PM    Refreshments at Holy Cross in Belmont 

9:00 PM    Depart for the Retreat Center

9:45 PM  Arrive at Naturebridge Retreat Center / Move into cabins

10:15 PM  Opening discussion – Led by Fr. John Kocolas

10:45 PM  Evening Activity (games)

11:15PM   Prep for bed  

11:45 PM  Lights out

 

SATURDAY MARCH 11, 2017

7:30 AM   Wake up

8:00 AM   Breakfast

8:40 AM   Orthros

9:10 AM   Time with God

9:15 AM   Icebreaker activity

9:30 PM   1st Session

10:30 AM 2nd Session

11:30 AM  Volleyball or other outdoor activity

12:15 PM Lunch

1:00 PM   Cabin time / prep for hike

1:15 PM   Hike & fun on the beach 

3:15 PM   Cabin time

3:30 PM   3rd Session

4:30 PM   Break

5:30 PM   Vespers

6:00 PM   Dinner

6:45 PM   Cabin time / prep for evening

7:00 PM   Sunset Hike 

8:00 PM   Large Group Session

9:00 PM   Campfire & Confessions

10:45 PM Prep for bed

11:30 PM Lights out

SUNDAY MARCH 12, 2017

7:00 AM   Wake up

7:30 AM   Divine Liturgy at Retreat Center 

8:30 AM   Breakfast

9:30 PM   Retreat wrap up

10:00 AM Cabin clean up

11:00 AM Beach Activity

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM  Depart

 

For questions or information contact Tommy Felactu at tommy@goholycross.org

 

 

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