2024 Lenten Retreat

Sunday March 10th from 3-8:30pm

St. Elizabeth Parish in Ludlow, MA

Open to all middle to high school students

"He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake." Psalm 23:3

Featuring talks and witnesses by the Diocesan Youth Leadership Team

A retreat for the youth of Western Massachusetts run by the youth of Western Massachusetts

Parents Registration

The registration deadline for the retreat is Friday March 8th. After the deadline, registration and walk-ins will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Parents and group leaders must register their kids for the retreat. 

Price: $10

Registration Now OPEN

Parish and Youth Group Leaders

If you are a DRE, Parish or Youth Group Leader and you would like to bring your group to the retreat, please contact Joe Austin by clicking the button below or calling 413-276-5134 for more information. If you would like to pay together as a group, please contact Joe for more information or click the button below to purchase ticket codes.

“Behold, I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:5

Youth Team Members

If you are a current member of the Diocesan Youth Team, you do not need to register for the retreat. Please RSVP at the next meeting.


What is the theme of the retreat?

Let's face it. Life is messy! Things don't always turn out the way we expect or desire them to turn out, but that's OK because God has our back. At this retreat, we will take a look at the restorative power of Christ's healing in our lives. How does Jesus Christ bring healing and restoration to our lives, offering us a life of peace and hope? How does He restore our broken relationships with our friends and family and ultimately with God? The retreat theme will be a precursor to our upcoming and second annual youth rally on May 18 "The Glasses of God." 

What will take place at the retreat?

The retreat will begin with Mass and continue with fun games and activities, witnesses and talks by the diocesan youth leadership team, small group time, a simple dinner and Adoration with Psalm 33. 

The retreat will take place at St. Elizabeth's in Ludlow.

Address: 181 Hubbard Street | Ludlow, MA 01056

Who may attend the retreat?

All middle to high school students are welcome to attend. Post high school graduates 18+ including parents who wish to attend must contact Joe Austin at 413-276-5134 or prior to attendance and must be in compliance with the Office of Safe Environment prior to attendance. The Office of Youth Ministry reserves the right to turn away at the door any adults who are not in compliance with the Office of Safe Environment. 

How do I register?

Youth: Welcome!!!! If you are a member of a youth or parish group that is attending,  please reach out to them for more information on how to register. If you are not a member of a specific group that is attending, please have your parent complete the registration above. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!! 

Parents: To register, please click the button above under Parents Registration to register your kids for the retreat. Please remember to complete the waiver for each child prior to the retreat to ensure registration goes through. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe Austin at 413-276-5134.

Group Leaders: If you are a DRE, Confirmation Teacher, Youth Minister, Parish or Youth Group Leader, and would like to pay for / register your group all together for the retreat, please contact Joe Austin on how to proceed at 413-276-5134.

"You are precious in my sight, and honored, and I love you." Isaiah 43:4