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 10-12, 2020!

Please note: Registration closed January 4th.  Thank you for joining us!

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!

There will be two tracks again this year.  Those who have never attended before should choose Track 1Track 2 is for those who have attended at least once.  If someone has attended more than twice, they can choose to go back to Track 1 if they wish.

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

Cost: $160 by December 20.  The cost increases to $180 after December 20 (if there are still openings). The $50 non-refundable deposit is due during online registration.  The balance must be paid by December 28. There are no refunds after December 20 (please note: the $50 deposit is always non-refundable).  

View or download the last year's 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 are not able to invite those living outside of our diocese because 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 to be determined.  After you register, you will be able to make payments in your account at All payments are due by a date to be determined. A refund of all but the $50 deposit and a $10 fee may be available until a certain date.  The deposit is non-refundable.  There are no refunds after December 13.  You may substitute someone else to fill your place until a date to be determined.  After that date, 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 when registration opens.  (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.

REGISTRATION opened HERE on Thursday, October 24th at 11:00am.  If the retreat fills, we will have a waiting list.  Registration closed after January 3rd, 2020.

Father Michael Schmitz

Heather Serena
[email protected]

Annette Merritt
[email protected]

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


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