QMYM Retreats: Live, Laugh, & Love
QMYM partakes in retreats throughout the year offering opportunities that encompass various ages and focuses.
◊Youth Leadership Board team leads the Freshmen/Sophomore Retreat in January each year. This day long retreat includes fun community building activities, reflection topics, skits, and meditation to help our Freshmen & Sophmores friends fit their faith into their life more fully as they become more involved with QMYM adventures.
◊YLB members also help facilitate the 6th grade retreat where we focus on Character & Consequences.
◊Young Adults can participate on the SSYMA Young Adult Retreat held in September each year spending some time in Culver, IN. Young Adults partake in small & large group reflections, walking the labyrinth, an afternoon of relaxation, and fulfilling meal time discussions.
◊Young Adults alongside Deacon Bob host the 8th Grade Graduation Retreat in May looking at where we have been and our goals for the future.
◊During Lent, QMYM joins other surrounding parishes from SSYMA for a Service Retreat. The service retreat includes a day of service at one of many locations (Ronald McDonald House, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Feed My Starving Children, Share Your Soles, Pacific Garden Mission, Pro Labore Dei, and bringing lunch to homeless on the streets of downtown.) Teens get together to reflect on their service sites before concluding the retreat with Mass. The Service Retreat is open to 8th graders, high school teens, and young adults.
◊ CRHP teen retreat is a 32 hour long retreat open to Sophomores-Seniors in high school. This retreat takes time to help leaders and invitees recongize the various ways God moves throughout their daily lives. The two day retreat includes ice breakers, small groups, meals, Mass, and reconciliation.