Save the Dates: January 7-9, 2022


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

Discover God's plan for love and life!

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: Early Bird Rate $165  
The cost increases to $185 after the Early Bird deadline (TBD). The balance must be paid 2 weeks prior to the retreat.


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 2022 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.  You can choose a payment plan during registration.  After you register, you may also make payments any time in your account.  All payments are due by [date to be determined]. A refund of all but the $50 deposit may be available until [date to be determined].  You may substitute someone else to fill your place until [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 the 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 will open when available during the 2021/2022 school year.  If the retreat fills, we will have a free waiting list.

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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