Retreats and Programs for Educators
Tending to the needs of today’s youth is a challenging, yet rewarding, task. So many young lives are changed thanks to the hard work and dedication of the leaders within our ministries, parishes, and schools. The Miraculous Medal Shrine commends these dedicated leaders and would like to give back to them by providing retreats specifically geared toward catechists, teachers, faculty, youth ministers, and volunteers. These retreats encourage educators to take a step back from their daily life and enter into a prayerful environment that nourishes their spiritual needs.
We are partnering with the Office for Catechetical Formation, and our full-day retreats count toward the catechetical certification credits (one elective or annual update credit).
SAMPLE RETREAT LAYOUT
- Welcome Talk and Opening Prayer
- Icebreaker Activity
- Story of St. Catherine Labouré/ History of the Miraculous Medal
- Presentation and Activity
- Meal Break with the opportunity to visit our Gift Shop
- Presentation and Activity Tour of Shrine Mass followed by Blessing and Investiture with the Miraculous Medal
- Museum Visit/Tour
- Closing Prayer and Departure
Retreats and Programs for Children Receiving Sacraments
The Miraculous Medal Shrine offers retreats for youth preparing to receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and Confirmation.
State-of-the-Art Event Space
New to The Miraculous Medal Shrine is our state-of-the-art event meeting rooms and classrooms. Located across the street from the Shrine at the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal Office (475 E. Chelten Ave., Phila., PA), these spaces are newly added additions for outside groups to rent for meetings, conferences, retreats, etc. Our staff will work with you to plan whatever your group needs. Contact Colleen Buckley to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org or call