Diocesan Confirmation Retreats

February 23, 2019

April 27, 2019

Castaway Retreats

Castaway is a 3-day retreat experience for youth in grades 9-12 and sponsored through Catholic Education Ministries. Youth from our Diocese have been participating in this retreat for 46 years. Castaway is usually offered the last weekend(s) of March (depending on when Easter occurs) and is held at the Young Life- Castaway Camp near Detroit Lakes. Registration information is available through contacting the Consultant for Youth Ministry and Religious Education at CEM.




Weekend 1: March 29-31, 2019


Weekend 2: April 5 – 7, 2019





2019 Theme: What A Friend


Registration Information

Parish Enrollment Forms – Due: 11/20/18  (PDF) (DOC)

Information about 2019 Castaway Retreats (PDF)


TEC is a three-day retreat weekend based on the Paschal Mystery: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our TEC Center is located just outside of Little Falls in central Minnesota.For most TEC participants, words can not describe the weekend, the feeling, nor the encounter with Christ, but you can certainly ask any family or friends that have participated on a TEC weekend or for further information or you may visit the CM TEC website here.

A Call to Service

June 23-28, 2019













ACTS 2019 Cover Letter to Parishes (PDF)

2019 Brochure and Initial Registration  (PDF)

ACTS Parish Enrollment Form (PDF) (DOC)