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Emmaus Retreat: A Hiking Confirmation Retreat

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September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 6:15 pm


General Schedule

Teens should bring:  a journal, pen, Bible, jacket, walking shoes and an optional change of clothes.

1 p.m.  – 1:15 p.m. – Arrive, introductions, opening prayer – parking lot (note, there are two parking lots for the trail – one at the trailhead and another 3/10 of a mile down the road on the left (heading toward Waterbury)

1:15 – 1:30 – Short hike to first set of waterfalls

1:30-4:30 – Series of talks, journal time, opportunity for confession, quiet reflection, more hiking, etc.

4:30 – Depart for Waterbury

5:00 p.m. – Closing Mass with Father Matthew Rensch (who plans on joining us for the day)

Dinner provided afterwards – likely sandwich, bag of chips, cookie, etc.


COVID-19 Protocols

In accordance with the Vermont State Mandate, one does not need to wear a mask when outside on the hike, provided that one keeps a distance from others of at least 6 feet. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask while on the hike is welcome to do so.

In accordance with Diocesan Protocols, masks must be worn during Mass at St. Andrew’s.



Space is limited! Please register by September 13th

  • Notify rlavallee@vermontcatholic.org or wgavin@vermontcatholic.org that your parish will be attending
  • Please submit one registration/release form for each attendee, found here.

By September 13th, parish leaders may either:

  • collect all forms, scan and e-mail to: rlavallee@vermontcatholic.org
  • or, collect all forms and mail to:

Office of Youth Ministry

55 Joy Drive

South Burlington, VT 05403



Cost is $10 per attendee. Parish leaders may checks out to the Office of Youth Ministry and mail to:

Office of Youth Ministry

55 Joy Drive

South Burlington, VT 05403


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September 20
1:00 pm - 6:15 pm


Honey Hollow Trail
2090 Duxbury Rd, Bolton, VT 05676
Bolton, VT 05676
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