Winter is tough.  So is high school.  So join us for a winter retreat this January!

Discover God's plan for love and life January 12-14, 2018!

The Theology of the Body Immersion for Teens (TOBIT) retreat will be held at Big Sandy Camp near McGregor, MN.  

Join us for a weekend retreat as we delve deep into Saint John Paul II's teaching on Theology of the Body.  We will delve into some of the deepest questions of human existence, including:

* What is the meaning of Life?
* Why did God create us male and female?
* What kind of joys await us in heaven?
* Why is there evil and how do we overcome it?
* How do we experience the love we long for?

Mass - Talks - Adoration - Praise & Worship - Confession - Games - Sledding - Bonfire - Friends - Small Groups!

Time: 6:00pm Friday - 2:00pm Sunday (times may be adjusted slightly later)

Cost: $150 if you registered by December 15.  The cost is $170 after December 15 (if there are still openings). The $50 non-refundable deposit is due during online registration.  The balance must be paid by January 6. There are no refunds after December 16 (please note: the $50 deposit is always non-refundable).  

Registration opened October 10, 2017.  Please register soon!  There are 40 openings as of January 2, 2018.  Registration will close soon.  After the retreat fills, we will have a waiting list.  

View or download the Poster here!

Diocese of Duluth Student Registration: 

TOBIT is for those currently in Grades 9-12 who live in the boundaries of the Diocese of Duluth.

Important Notes on Registration:  
1. At this time, TOBIT is only available to students who live within in the boundaries of the Diocese of Duluth. We apologize to those living outside of our diocese but space is limited and we have more students interested in the retreat from our diocese than can attend. Thank you for understanding. 

2.  When you register, you will make a password.  Please remember this password and the e-mail address you used to register so you are able to log back in to check your balance, make payments, and register for future events.

3.  As you are completing registration, you are sent to the registration confirmation page.  If you see a box within the yellow rectangle agreeing to the “Active Advantage Program,” do not check the box or it will sign you up for a 30-day "free" trial and automatically give you a membership that includes a yearly fee if you do not cancel in time. 

4.  When you register, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail from   IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION E-MAIL from, please e-mail Annette Merritt to make sure you are registered and we have your correct e-mail address and that your child is actually registered.  We cannot add more students after the retreat is filled because you assumed the registration went through.  If you cannot find the confirmation e-mail, please check your junk e-mail box.  Thank you!  The Registration confirmation letter for TOBIT 2017 which includes the packing list and times are included as links in the registration confirmation e-mail.
5.  A non-refundable $50 deposit is due at the time of registration.  The total cost is $150 (before December 15).  After you register, you will be able to make payments in your account at All payments are due by January 6, 2016. A refund of all but the $50 deposit and a $10 fee is available until December 15.  The deposit is non-refundable.  There are no refunds after December 15.  You may substitute someone else to fill your place until December 15.  After December 15, you may not have a substitute attend in your place.  Substitutes may be limited by gender as we get closer to the retreat start date.

6.  Students are not allowed to have their cell phone with them during the day at TOBIT.  They are only allowed to check in with PARENTS on their cell phones at night.  Phones are available in case of emergency.  If you need to get a hold of us, there is a note and phone numbers on the packing letter you will receive as a link in your confirmation e-mail.

AFTER READING THE ABOVE NOTES, you may register.  REGISTER HERE!  (Please make sure you register using your child's name and not the parent's name.  Thank you!)

At this time, TOBIT is only available to students who live within in the boundaries of the Diocese of Duluth. We apologize to those living outside of our diocese but space is limited and we have more students interested in the retreat from our diocese than can attend.

Father Michael Schmitz 

Heather Serena

Annette Merritt

Diocese of Duluth
Youth/Young Adults
2830 E. 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55812
Fax: 218-724-1056


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