The Diocese of Des Moines


Who: All 9th & 10th graders (public, private, or home school), their parents, and their parish leaders


What: Two day-long retreats happening separately but side-by-side.  While the 9th & 10th graders enjoy a day catered to them, the parents and parish leaders who brought them will enjoy a similar day, overlapping during meals and Mass.  The focus of the weekend is discerning the gifts of the Spirit in our lives, using a framework formed around the Called & Gifted program.


When: Saturday, February 10th April 7th (changed due to weather) & Saturday, September 8th.  Each day will begin at 9am, and finish at 6pm.


Where: St. Thomas More Center, 6177 Panorama Road, Panora, IA 50216


WhyTo enjoy a day of discernment, prayer, and fellowship, all oriented towards growth in understanding the movements of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.  In addition, for 9th & 10th graders preparing for Confirmation, as well as for their sponsors, this day will be a very helpful piece of preparing to receive the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament.


How: Sign up via the links below, after which you will receive emails with further details and instructions!


April youth registration here ($40)!

April adult registration here ($20)!


September youth registration here ($40)!

September adult registration here ($20)!


After registering at the links above, participants will be emailed further details and instructions.  For questions, please contact Justin White, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, at or (515) 237-5098.