Learn about the exciting developments to the TAPT retreat on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:30-7:30. 

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Meeting ID: 430 104 9961

Greetings priests, DRE’s, youth ministers, and other ministry leaders,

I am writing to you today to share some exciting information about the annual TAPT Retreat. This retreat has an impressive 33 year history of bringing young people together to experience the Incarnate Christ. Over the last few months, the retreat has been revised in an effort to meet the needs of the parishes as we navigate the current times. The revisions will allow us the opportunity to offer Directors and Ministry leaders a retreat experience specific to the needs of their parish. Some of the significant changes are as follows and will be discussed at the online Information Forum listed below:

  • Presented as a Confirmation Retreat for 8th graders through High Schoolers.
  • Date of retreat chosen by parish. Dates subject to availability of TAPT Retreat team
  • Hosted onsite by parish.
  • Retreat format- 2 day retreat without overnight or 2 day retreat with overnight.
  • Retreat fees determined by the parish, recommended fee of $20 per student
    • All fees collected remain in-house
  • Registration handled by parish
  • Meals provided by parish
  • Mass and Reconciliation provided by parish
  • Retreat facilitated by parish team and TAPT Retreat team
  • All training provided by TAPT Retreat team
  • Materials provided by TAPT retreat team in collaboration with parish
  • Publicity provided by parish, with samples provided by TAPT Retreat Team

Gathering in person during these times is very difficult. Faith Formation, Sacrament Formation, Youth Ministry, and weekend liturgy all seem to have found the new normal of virtual experience. The TAPT board knows planning a retreat during these times is likely not on the top of your to do list. This is partially why the board has revised the structure in order to bring young people together to experience a powerful, life-changing retreat experience.

We would love to share more with you about the structure and format of the TAPT Retreat, all with the understanding the retreat can be modified to meet the needs of your faith community.

The Administrative board will be hosting an online discussion for those interested in hearing more about this retreat experience and how it can be modified for your individual needs as a parish community.

This online discussion forum will be held on January 28, 2021 from 6:30-7:30. 

Topic: TAPT/Confirmation Retreat
Time: Jan 28, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://zoom.us/j/4301049961
Meeting ID: 430 104 9961 

We look forward to discussing this further with you and your teams.

Sincerely,
TAPT Administrative Board
garytapt@gmail.com