Diocesan Confirmation Retreat

October 22, 2022 at St. Joseph High School in South Bend

Painting courtesy of Carmen Stephanie Nunez, Saint Joseph High School

Youths to be confirmed during the 2022-23 school year are invited to join the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend for our Confirmation Retreat on Oct. 22 at St. Joseph High School in South Bend. This highly engaging and enriching retreat is 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 opportunity. Check the schedule for an outline of the day’s events. The retreat will be supported by the ministry of the Damascus national missionary team.  

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 2022



We will have a team of missionaries from Damascus helping to lead our Diocesan Confirmation Retreat in October. Our diocese and the Damascus Missionary Team look forward to serving the youth of your parish.

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 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

Looking for more?

Visit the diocesan youth ministry page for upcoming diocesan-sponsored retreats, events, and pilgrimages!