Confirmation Retreats

Please see below for the 2021-2022 Confirmation retreat schedule hosted by the Diocese of Allentown. All Confirmation retreats will be run by NET Ministries, a national Catholic organization that provides quality retreats through the service of college-aged missionaries. More information on NET Ministries can be found at www.netusa.org

To register for a retreat, please email Alexa Smith (asmith@allentowndiocese.org) and include your parish name, expected number of participants, and the date of the retreat you would like to attend.

2021-22 Retreat Dates

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Marian Catholic High School
166 Marian Ave., Tamaqua
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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* DREs should arrive no later than 9:30 AM to check in their students as they arrive; students should be dropped off no later than 9:45 AM so that the retreat can begin on time.

** Due to the timing of this retreat, pizza and chips will be provided for lunch. Students are permitted to pack additional snacks for themselves as needed. Students with dietary restrictions may bring a bagged lunch. 

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Sunday, November 7, 2021
Allentown Central Catholic High School
301 N. 4th St., Allentown
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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* DREs should arrive no later than 1:30 PM to check in their students as they arrive; students should be dropped off no later than 1:45 PM so that the retreat can begin on time.

** A light snack will be provided during the retreat. Students are permitted to pack additional snacks for themselves as needed. 

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Saturday, December 4, 2021
Allentown Central Catholic High School
301 N. 4th St., Allentown
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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* DREs should arrive no later than 12:30 PM to check in their students as they arrive; students should be dropped off no later than 12:45 PM so that the retreat can begin on time.

** A light snack will be provided during the retreat. Students are permitted to pack additional snacks for themselves as needed.

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Additional Information:

1. Each parish group must include one adult chaperone for every ten students in attendance. 

2. Each parish group must provide one completed liability and medical release form for each student. Parish groups must give these forms to Alexa at the end of the retreat. DREs are encouraged to make copies of the forms for their group to keep on file. Blank liability and medical release forms can be found under the Resources tab on the bottom right side of the page. 

3. The cost of the retreat is $10 per attendee to help cover the cost of providing the retreats. Checks can be made payable to Diocese of Allentown and can be submitted in person on the day of the retreat, or mailed to the following address:

Office of Adult Catechesis & Evangelization
ATTN: Alexa Smith
1425 Mountain Drive North
Bethlehem, PA 18017

4. These dates are first come, first served, and the maximum for each retreat is 150 participants. If there is a high demand for the retreats, additional dates can be scheduled. 

5. Parishes with large Confirmation classes who are interested in retreats should consider contacting NET Ministries to schedule a separate retreat for their parish group. The contact information for NET Ministries can be found on their website

6. For additional questions regarding the Confirmation retreats, please contact Alexa Smith at asmith@allentowndiocese.org.