“Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ To whomever I send you, you shall go; whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you”

– Jeremiah 1:7-8

RETREATS

St. Basil the Great Life Teen hosts two weekend retreats each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. These retreats are a great way to take a step back from the busyness of daily life and focus more on your relationship with God, family and friends. Every retreat is an opportunity to deepen your faith through prayer and the sacraments. Retreats run Friday night through Sunday evening.
 

 FALL RETREAT 2020

 
Please note that we are constantly monitoring the current health climate, and will keep you up to date on new or changing protocols and regulations. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these constantly changing circumstances. 
 
This year, we have decided to branch away from the traditional overnight weekend retreat in favor of a day-long retreat on Saturday, November 7th from 8:30am – 11pm at Hiram House Camp. On Sunday, November 8th, we will invite the retreatants to reconvene at St. Basil at 4:00pm for a post-retreat wrap up and 5:30pm Mass. 
 
While we know this isn’t the “ideal” situation, we truly believe it is the best and safest option in these unprecedented times.

 COVID-19 RETREAT UPDATE

 
Click below to read Erin’s letter to parents explaining our decision to change the format of our Fall Retreat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
 
This email was sent out to all our Life Teen families. If you did not receive it, please check your spam mailbox. Correspondence from Life Teen comes through our database, which can sometimes get flagged as spam. 
 
If you still do not receive our emails, please contact Judy Paffilas (contact info at the bottom of the page) to be added to our database. 

REGISTER FOR FALL RETREAT 2020 HERE!

 
REGISTRATION CLOSED OCTOBER 23RD
(Contact Erin with any questions)
 

DETAILS:

WHEN? Saturday, November 7th from 8:30am – 11pm 
Retreat reunion Sunday, November 8th from 4:00pm – 6:30pm (includes 5:30pm Mass)
 
WHERE? Hiram House Camp, 33775 Hiram Trail, Moreland Hills, OH 44022 
 
HOW MUCH? $50
(includes 3 meals, t-shirt, and a full day of dynamic retreat activities)
 
 

FALL RETREAT PLANNING TEAM

 
APPLICATIONS CLOSED OCTOBER 1ST
(Contact Erin with any questions)
 
Retreat Planning Meetings start SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 3pm in the Parish Center.
 
Meeting Dates:
Sunday, October 11
Sunday, October 18
Sunday, October 25
Sunday, November 1
 
All meetings take place from 3pm – 4:30pm in the Parish Center Meeting Room.

FALL RETREAT 2020

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th
8:30AM DROP OFF – 11PM PICKUP
HIRAM HOUSE CAMP
 

SPRING RETREAT 2021

TBD.

FAQS

WHERE IS THE RETREAT LOCATED?
The retreat will be held at Hiram House Camp. The address is 33775 Hiram Trail, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
 
WHERE SHOULD I DROP OFF MY TEEN?
This year, we are asking parents to drop their teens off at Hiram House Camp at 8:30am on Saturday, November 7th. 
 
IS BREAKFAST PROVIDED SATURDAY MORNING?
Yes! Breakfast will be served as your teens check in at 8:30am Saturday, November 7th. Lunch and dinner will also be provided by the camp
 
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE RETREAT?(AND NOT BRING?)
Please click HERE to view the packing list.
 
WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD I PICK UP MY TEEN?
Pickup takes place at 11pm on Saturday, November 7th at Hiram House Camp. There will be an optional retreat reunion meetup at 4:00pm on Sunday, November 8th at St. Basil the Great. We will hang out, unpack retreat, and attend 5:30pm Mass together.
 
WHEN AND WHERE ARE SUPPORT LETTERS DUE?
Please click HERE for information on support letters.
 
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS.
No problem! Feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email with any questions/concerns you may have.

 

Judy Paffilas
Youth Ministry Assistant
basillifeteen@basilthegreat.org
(440)526-1686 ext. 44