2024 Diocesan Confirmation Retreat

Saturday, October 19, St. Joseph High School, South Bend, IN

Painting courtesy of Carmen Stephanie Nunez, graduate of Saint Joseph High School

Youths to be confirmed during the 2024-2025 school year are invited to join the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for one of our two Diocesan Confirmation Retreats

Saturday, October 19, 2024 at St. Joseph High School in South Bend

Spring Date (in Fort Wayne) TBD

These highly engaging and enriching retreats are open to groups from parishes and schools, both those who are unable to facilitate their own retreat and those who want to supplement their parish retreat with this dynamic, large-scale retreat opportunity. Check the schedule for an outline of the day’s events and find more information in the DRE / Principal’s packet. Registration forms are available at the bottom of the page. If you have questions, please contact John Pratt at [email protected]

Please also note, that we will continue to make available the Virtual Diocesan Confirmation Retreat that was published in 2020. That resource can be useful if a student is sick or otherwise unable to attend an in-person retreat.

Confirmation Retreats 2023-2024



How to Attend as a Parish / School

  1. Read through the DRE / Principal Packet
  2. Review the necessary registration forms in the Registration Packet
  3. Have parents and chaperones complete the registration forms and create small groups
  4. Ensure that all registration forms are turned in at least 2 weeks before the retreat
  5. Have your small group leaders / chaperones attend the provided trainings
  6. Cost per participant is $20 which includes the retreat plus lunch and snacks