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Confirmation Retreat Information

Our Lady of Victory

Confirmation Retreat


October 18 & 19, 2014


Please note the following details, rules, and general good advice on how to make our Confirmation retreat both a spiritual and social success.


  1. The Bethany Retreat Center’s telephone number is 814-263-4177, and our retreat leader is Sister Suzanne Thibault. Deacon Dave’s cell phone number is 814-883-1778.


  1. The bus will depart on Saturday October 18th from the front of the OLV Activities Center at 1:00 p.m. The student must ride the on bus to and from the retreat unless prior arrangements are made with Deacon Dave.


  1. The students will receive a snack as they board the bus. Future meals will include supper, a late night snack, then breakfast and lunch on the 19th.


  1. Each student should bring a snack (nut - free)  to place on the ‘Snack Table’ at the retreat facility. Examples include a large bag of chips or pretzels, a box of cookies, cupcakes or snack bars, etc. Please do not bring anything requiring refrigeration. What is not consumed during the retreat will be used on future Sunday classes.


  1. The Bethany Retreat Center is a MP3 player/cell phone free zone. This is done so you can enjoy the retreat experience without distractions to your self or others. You may use these devices during the bus trip to and from the retreat center, but not during the retreat itself.


  1. We will be sleeping in segregated bunkhouses and you must provide your own linens/sleeping bag and pillow(s). Bathrooms facilities are located in each bunkhouse and you must provide you own toiletries and towels.


  1. Please wear/pack appropriate and sensible clothing and foot wear suitable for outdoor use.


  1. The Bethany Retreat Center is a tobacco free area.


  1. We will celebrate Sunday Mass at the retreat center before departing at about 2:30 p.m. We should arrive at the OLV between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.