Youth Ministry Overnight

Register for Youth Ministry Overnight at the end of this page.

The Purpose of the Youth Ministry Overnight: The basic purpose of our time together this year is to rejuvenate the soul and grow in ministry.  For that reason, the experience is defined very specifically with a day of retreat and a day of profession formation.  Our retreat will center around encounter with Jesus and learning to both share the Kerygma and form our own witness.  The retreat will be all day on Friday.   On Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning we will spend our time reflecting and evaluating our youth ministry efforts on the parish and diocesan level, especially in light of the New Evangelization.  For this conversation, it would be helpful for all participants to be at least familiar with “The Art of Forming Young Disciples,” by Everett Fritz.  Along the way, there will be laughter, surprises, good food and drink, and great opportunities to build community. 


3:00pm          Check In

5:00pm          Formation (Creating an Environment of Youth Discipleship)

7:30pm          Grill Out and Free time


8:30am          Breakfast

9:30am          Retreat Session 1

10:30am         Break

11:00am         Retreat Session 2

11:45am         Depart for Mass

12:00pm         Mass at St. Stephens Cadiz

12:45pm         Lunch

1:30pm           Retreat Session 3

3:00pm           Retreat Concludes

7:00pmish       Dinner Out


8:30am                     Breakfast

9:30am                    Formation Session (Mapping a Parish Youth Ministry Strategy)

10:00 or 11:00am Check out

Lunch on the way home for anyone interested!

The cabin is located 5 miles from Lake Barkley Resort.  Address will be sent by email at a later date.


Hope you’ll join us September 13-15!  Please contact the Office of Youth Ministry if you have any comments, questions, or concerns or if you need to make any specific arrangements.  We exist to serve your ministry.

The cost to attend is $100 and this includes meals and lodging.  You can register and pay by using the below online registration form.

The deadline to register is September 4th. Reminder if registering after September 4th we can not guarantee there will be space.

If you can not make it for the whole experience we would like to work with you to help you with your needs.  We are here to serve you. If you need other arrangements or anything else, please contact Charlie Hardesty at the Youth Office at 270-683-1545 or