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Hi Core Team

 

Please read through this entire email carefully.. there's a lot of information regarding this Saturday’s Confirmation Retreat (and Friday night’s setup)!

 

The full Spring Core Team schedule is attached in case you misplaced your copy that we gave out at the last Stations rehearsal.

 

Please reply back completing the entire bottom section by Tuesday night – we’ll need time to find replacements for any of our activity leaders from September who cannot make it on Saturday!


We have the initial list of responses when we had to select a date, so we hope that you'll be sticking to your response barring emergency, as we went with the date that had the highest availability. A reminder that this is also a paid event.

 

1) Friday's setup meeting (6:00-9:00pm):

 

-We will meet at St. Agnes at 6:00pm, and then head over to the Church of the Sacred Heart (in South Plainfield).

 

-A few parents may be needed to assist as drivers to get everyone back and forth on both Friday night and Saturday. There’s more info below.

 

-Once we arrive at the Church of the Sacred Heart, we’ll setup the room (tables, chairs, etc), prepare the materials for Saturday, and do a quick run through of the day’s activities as a refresher.

 

-As soon as we’re finished, we’ll head back to St. Agnes. So we may be done and back at St. Agnes before 9:00.

 

-Even if you can’t join us on Saturday for the retreat, we hope that you’ll still join us on Friday – the more help we have, the faster we’ll finish!

 

2) Saturday’s Confirmation Retreat (7:30am-2:00pm):

 

-We will meet at St. Agnes at 7:30am, and then head over to the Church of the Sacred Heart.

 

-A few parents may be needed to assist as drivers to get everyone back and forth on both Friday night and Saturday. There’s more info below.

 

-Since it’s an early start we will allow you to bring coffee/hot chocolate/hot tea.

 

-Wear your RED YG Shirts!!

 

-Later in the week, we’ll re-send the discussion questions for everyone to look over and have fresh in your mind – everyone will be leading a discussion circle.

 

-Permission slips will also be sent out later in the week for both Friday and Saturday.

 

-You'll find out who your partner(s) are for your discussion group at Friday night's meeting.

 

3) Drivers

 

-Being that it’s only a local trip, we’ll allow juniors/seniors to drive the amount of passengers that they’re legally allowed to – but we may still need a few parents to help drive.

 

-On Friday night, we’d ask the parents to stay with us during the meeting so that we can leave as soon as we’re finished.

 

-On Saturday – we’ll have set departure/return times, so the parents wouldn’t need to stay with us for the retreat (unless they’d like to). We’ll be leaving from St. Agnes at 7:30am, and we’ll be leaving the Church of the Sacred Heart at 1:30pm.

 

-As with our fall trips, parent drivers would need to have completed the Protecting God’s Children program

 

-There’s a response section below for drivers for each date.

 

4) Responses (please reply by Tuesday night):

 

Friday night’s meeting – 6:00pm-9:00pm (Meet at St. Agnes)

 

Please put an 'x' next to one of the statements below (and fill in blanks if necessary)

 

______ I will be attending on Friday, for the entire time.

 

______ I have _________________ and therefore will only be attending from ________ to _________ (fill in times)

 

______ I have _________________ and therefore cannot attend at all.

 

 

Friday night Drivers

 

If applicable, please put an 'x' next to one of the statements below (and fill in blanks if necessary)

 

______ I can drive _____ kids on Friday night. (Following the legal restrictions!)

 

______ My parent, _________________, can drive _____ kids on Friday. (We ask that the parent drivers stay with us on Friday so that we can return back to St. Agnes as soon as we're done.)

 

 

Saturday’s Confirmation Retreat – 7:30am-2:00pm (Meet at St. Agnes)

 

Please put an 'x' next to one of the statements below (and fill in blanks if necessary)

 

______ I will be attending on Saturday, for the entire time.

 

______ I have _________________ and therefore will only be attending from ________ to _________ (fill in times)

 

______ I have _________________ and therefore cannot attend at all.

 

 

Saturday Drivers

 

If applicable, please put an 'x' next to one of the statements below (and fill in blanks if necessary)

 

______ I can drive _____ kids on Saturday. (Following the legal restrictions!)

 

______ My parent, _________________, can drive _____ kids on Saturday. (Parents do not need to stay with us on Saturday – we’ll be departing St. Agnes at 7:30am and departing Church of the Sacred Heart at 1:30pm)

 

Again, please reply by Tuesday night!

 

Thanks!

 

-Rob

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