Metanoia Retreat

Metanoia.pngA transformational weekend retreat for High School students. We will offer two versions of this retreat: one for High School students and another one for young adults (ages 18-35). Retreats will start on Friday evenings and end on Sunday afternoons. Retreats will be offered monthly from September until June.


Metanoia, (from the Greek μετάνοια: to change one’s mind, repent, be converted) New Testament term referring to conversion, entailing repentance of sin and a subsequent turning toward the Lord. Metanoia Retreat is a three day weekend spiritual retreat for young people who wish

      • to grow in their Catholic faith
      • be motivated
      • to discern their vocations
      • to put their faith into action

Metanoia would be open to participation from practicing and non-practicing Catholic youth as well as those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The retreat would be organized and facilitated by peer ministers, young adults, and adult leaders who would also lead the talks, prayers, and small group discussions. The retreat team would also include participation from clergy, religious, and married couples.

Vision and Mission

The vision of Metanoia Retreats is to accompany the young participants as they reflect on their reality and recognize their calling to become active disciples of Christ in the Guilford peer minister 9-10-16.jpgworld! Mission of Metanoia Retreats:

      • to help young people fall deeply in love with Jesus
      • to get young people to begin to truly discern their vocation
      • to form young people into leaders for the Church and for the world
      • Everyone who participates in a Metanoia Retreat experiences something different

Upcoming Retreats for 2017/2018

For Youth:

  • September 22 to September 24
  • October 20 to October 22
  • February 16 to February 18
  • March 16 to March 18
  • April 13 to April 15

For Young Adults:

  • December 15 to December 17
  • June 8 to June 10

For More Information

We will offer two versions of this retreat: one for high school students and another for young adults (age 18-35) Retreats will start in October and run through June. To download a brochure to share, click on the links below:

Metanoia for High School Students
Metanoia for Young Adults

For more information contact:
Miriam Hidalgo
Archdiocesan Director of Youth & Youth Adults
Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis
Tel: 860-242-5573 ext. 2678