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.

Retreat Weekend: March 27-29, 2020

2020 Parish Enrollment Form (PDF)

2020 Theme: “Live Like You’re Loved”









More Info will be posted in January 2020 – Stay tuned!


Diocesan Confirmation Retreats

Saturday, November 16, 2019 (FULL)

Saturday, February 1, 2020  (FULL)

Contact Kent Schmitz at 320-251-0111 X 4 for more retreat options.

A Call to Service

June 21-26, 2020







ACTS Registration and Details

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.