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Young Adults are invited to join us for a retreat at St. Felix Catholic Center from Friday evening through Sunday morning, September 23-25, 2022. The retreat will focus on the invitation to an abundant life derived from John 10:10, "I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly." It is a time to withdraw from everyday hustle, to spend time with God, and to build a stronger community of faith. 

Who?: Young Adults (must be 18+) When?: Friday, Sept 23rd at 7:45pm (check-in window is from 6-7:30pm) to Sunday, Sept 25th at 12:30pm. Where?: St. Felix Catholic Center, formerly a Franciscan friary and decade-long home of Blessed Father Solanus Casey, now a beautiful retreat center tucked away from the bustle. Address: 1280 Hitzfield St. Huntington, IN 46750 Cost?: Flexible, Suggested donation $100 (pay as you are able).

* We are setting a retreat registration deadline of Friday, September 16th so we can plan for food. *

Register in 2 steps:

1.) Complete the Google Form by clicking here.

2.) Pay by Paypal

OR you can pay by check or cash, make checks payable to St. Charles Church and be sure to put your name somewhere in or on the envelope, mail that form of payment to:  St. Charles Church  ATTN: Stacey Huneck 4916 Trier Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Brief Schedule Overview (Subject to change):

Friday 

6-7:30pm Check-in
6:30 PM Traveler's daily Mass 
6:30-7:45pm Snack & Social (Charcuterie & sparking or mulled cider)
7:45 PM Welcome, opening prayer, ice breaker
8:15 PM Talk 1: Molly Roman
9:15 PM Small Groups
9:45 PM Bonfire and s'mores
11:00 PM Night prayer around the fire

Saturday

8:00 AM Morning Prayer
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:15 AM Talk 2: Deacon Fred Everett
10:15 AM Confession followed by Lectio Divina
11:15 AM Small Group
noon Rosary walk
12:30 PM Lunch
1:15 PM Talk 3: Dr. Alex Giltner
2:15 PM Small Group
3:00 PM Freetime
Optional 3:00 PM Soul Core Workout
Optional 4:00 PM Bread Making
Optional board games and outdoor games
5:00 PM Talk 4: Stacey Huneck
6:00 PM Dinner 
7:15 PM Teaching Mass: Fr. Tom Shoemaker (Mass begins around 7:45pm after teaching & instruction.)
9:00 PM Adoration
10:00 PM Night Prayer
10:30 PM Bonfire with S'mores

Sunday 

8:30 AM Morning Prayer
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Talk 5: Kelly and Zac Coyle
11:00 AM Small Group Discussion
11:45 PM Closing Prayer Service
noon Group Picture

Packing List: -You may desire to bring an extra pillow if you're a two pillow kind of person, but bedding including sheets and a blanket is already provided.  -Bring your own towel & toiletries -Optional: shower shoes (bathrooms are very nice & modern, but they are communal) -If you have a journal, rosary, or Bible you like to use, pack them -What to wear? You will find yourself most comfortable in casual clothes.  -Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. -Depending on the weather in late September: a sweatshirt if it is cool, especially for time around the bonfire -There is A/C and WIFI in the main rooms, but not in the bedrooms. Temperature can be well-regulated with the window to let the breeze at night.  -The boiler system keeps the building warm on cool days, but it can take awhile to heat up. If you're cold. let us know so we can address it sooner than later! -If it is a cool weekend, you may desire an extra blanket, there are a few at the retreat center, but if you have a favorite blanket to travel with, you're welcome to bring it. -Each person has their own room, but we can permit one roommate to sleep on the floor, if requested and necessary due to a specific need. You may be responsible for moving the sleeping floor mat from the storage room and back.  -Volleyball, basketball, soccer ball, football, or any sports equipment you may want to use during free time

Questions? Contact Stacey Huneck by email youngadults@scbfw.org