St Francis Xavier youth ministry offers three retreat experiences for teens.

Fretus Retreat (High School Freshmen and Sophomores)

The Fretus Retreat is open to all high school freshmen and sophomores and is offered in January of each year.  It is a collaborative effort of St. FRancis and St. ClETUS parish youth ministries.  The retreat is held away from the parish at a retreat center, and is planned by a team of adult volunteers and teen leaders who have attended the retreat in the past.  You do not need to be a parishioner of either parish, or a Catholic.  All are welcome.  The 2017 Fretus Retreat took place on January 13-15.  Check this page in September 2017 for information on the January 2018 retreat.  The above link will lead you to more information and a registration form for the next Fretus Retreat once the registration process has begun.


Kairos Retreat (High School Juniors and Seniors)

Registration for Kairos 26, sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Parish on July 27-30, 2017, is NOW OPEN. 

Click here for the Kairos 26 Application Form

Kairos is a retreat experience for all high school juniors and seniors and those entering college.  The Kairos experience is offered three times each year in collaboration with the youth ministry outreach of St. Cletus and St. John of the Cross.  St. Cletus sponsors the retreat each fall; St. John of the Cross sponsors the retreat in early spring; and St. Francis Xavier sponsors the retreat each summer.  All area teens from all three parishes are invited to participate in any one of these retreats, which are held at a retreat center and prepared by adult volunteers and teens who already have experienced the retreat.  The above link will lead you to more information on the next Kairos Retreat once the registration period has begun.


Beyond the Fourth Retreat (College Students)

Beyond the Fourth is a retreat for college age students.  The retreat is held once a year and is planned by adult volunteers and teens who already have experienced the Beyond the Fourth Retreat.  The above link will lead you to more information and a registration form when a retreat has been scheduled and registration is open.