Spring Retreat, March 1-3rd, 2019: Restored
Registration is Now Open! Restored Retreat Registration
The A1:8 retreats happen twice a year, one in the spring and one in the fall. With over a hundred teens in attendance, these retreats are major highlights of the year for teens and Core Team alike. The retreats include a two night stay at Bethany House in DeWitt, 5 meals, Adoration, Praise and Worship, Mass, hangout time, small groups, talks and much more.
Our last retreat, Now I Begin, had over a hundred teens in attendance. Many of them had life-changing encounters with the Lord in various ways. Take a look at the graphic on the right to see more!
Medical Health Form Link for teens who don’t have one submitted previously with CTK Church. This is a required document for going on retreat.
Announcing A1:8 Apparel!
A1:8’s apparel order has been long in coming, but now is your chance to get in on it! We have sweatshirts, beanies, sweatpants and more for you to look fabulous in. Simply print (or pick one up at any A1:8 event) and fill out the order form below then return it to CTK by Feb 5th to get your favorite apparel! Click here to see the apparel!
Introducing the Core Team:
The Core Team is a group of dedicated, passionate adults that engage in youth ministry at Christ the King. This group is responsible for planning retreats, providing valuable input in the direction of youth ministry at Christ the King, and making it their mission to draw teens into a deeper relationship with Christ. Every day of the week, there’s at least one Core Member interceding for the teens in a powerful way – fasting, Masses, Rosaries, Holy Hours, and more. Core Members sacrifice their time and energy to help lead the teens of Christ the King closer to Jesus, model joy-filled, virtuous Christian life, and be a resource for your teens. See the 2018-2019 lineup by clicking here.
To apply to be a Core team member, or to find out more, contact John Hoving at email@example.com
Steubenville Retreat July 29-21, 2019: Belong
Come with Christ the King teens as we travel to Steubenville, Ohio for their annual youth conference! It’s a time to encounter God along with hundreds of other teens. The retreat includes meals, accommodations, Mass, Adoration, amazing speakers and spirit-filled musicians. Registration will come out later this year to go as a part of Christ the King. To see more about these conferences click here.
The links below are for all Middle and High School parents to read:
If your teen has a smartphone or has been around others who do, they have very likely been exposed to pornographic images. The average age of children being exposed is now 7 years old. We need to remain vigilant and work together to help our children and teens grow into virtuous adults. Too much freedom, as well as too little freedom, can hinder their maturity. Don’t avoid the issue or simply hope for the best. Research the best practices out there and never give up! Below you can find a in depth site with many articles on this issue.
Vaping has been increasingly popular among the youth in this culture. These THC or nicotine laden products are targeted towards children and teens with fun flavors that you inhale. Unfortunately the side effects are most often not known, downplayed or ignored by well-meaning parents, guardians, teachers, and other role models.