Through the Youth Ministry Program at St. Francis de Sales, teens have the opportunity to attend a variety of retreats that inspire them to strengthen their relationship with Christ, build new friendships with their peers, and further develop their personal faith. Many retreat opportunities are offered throughout the year. For further information on any of our retreats, please contact Pam Lynch at 847-726-4862 or Cathy Chiarelli at 847- 726-4842.

Important: No medication may be administered at Youth Ministry Events unless both the student's physician and parent/guardian complete, sign, and return the Medical Authorization Form to the Youth Ministry Office.

Castle Retreat

This Confirmation Retreat is a required part of the 2nd year Confirmation preparation. It is led by the Peer Ministers and Adult Youth Ministry Team. 

Kairos Retreat

Kairos Retreat SFK15 - February 16th - 19th, 2018 (was a great success!)
Check back for our future Kairos opportunities.

Kairos is open to all high school juniors and seniors. Retreatants do not need to be parishioners or practicing Catholics to attend Kairos. This retreat offers teens the opportunity to learn more about themselves, others, and God. Talk to a teen or adult from the Kairos team if you have any questions. Registration is open!

Steubenville Youth Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Steubenville Youth Conference at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin!

Dates are July 20 - 22, 2018. To reserve a spot, print out the registration form (or pick up a form at the Ministry Center) and return to the Youth Ministry Department at St. Francis de Sales. Limited spots available so register soon!

Each year, St. Francis de Sales Youth Ministry participates in the Steubenville Youth Conference. This three-day conference features music, fellowship, talks, Mass, worship, workshops and much more. Approximately 2,000 teens from across the nation attend the conference to deepen their faith. It is a powerful celebration of the Lord with a strong focus on Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacraments. The Steubenville Youth Conference is open to all high school and college students. For more information on the Steubenville Youth Conference, please click here.