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JOURNEY RETREAT SCHEDULE 2017-2018 PROGRAM YEAR

During the program year, candidates are asked to attend a Journey Retreat Weekend. This experience fosters a sense of community among the young people and brings to light the possibility of establishing a personal friendship with God.

For the 2017-2018 Program year, there will be five Journey Retreats. They are:

OCTOBER 6-8, 2017
NOVEMBER 3-5, 2017
DECEMBER 1-3, 2017
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2018
MARCH 2-4, 2018

Candidates will have the option to choose one of the weekends above at the time of registration.

THINGS TO BRING
SLEEPING BAG OR LINENS/BLANKET
PERSONAL TOILETRIES
WASH CLOTH & TOWEL
COMFORTABLE CLOTHING FOR TWO DAYS
EACH PERSON SHOULD BRING A BOTTLE OF SODA TO BE SHARED WITH THE GROUP
EACH PERSON SHOULD BRING A SNACK FOOD TO BE SHARED WITH THE GROUP
PILLOWS ARE PROVIDED HOWEVER, FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN        

THINGS NOT TO BRING
PERSONAL STEREOS/TV’S
CELL PHONES
GAMEBOYS/ELECTRONIC GAMES
HOMEWORK
MONEY/VALUABLES
IPODS

DIRECTIONS TO ARCHDIOCESAN YOUTH RETREAT CENTER
499 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ
(Former Boys Town Facility)

TAKE ROUTE 17 SOUTH ALL THE WAY INTO LYNDHURST.
ROUTE 17 SOUTH WILL EVENTUALLY MAKE A LEFT HAD TURN AND BECOME RIDGE ROAD (IN LYNDHURST). FOLLOW RIDGE ROAD FOR A WHILE, GOING THROUGH THE TOWNS OF LYNDHURST, NORTH ARLINGTON AND EVENTUALLY YOU WILL COME INTO KEARNY, WHERE RIDGE ROAD BECOMES KEARNY AVENUE. YOU WILL GO OVER A SMALL BRIDGE AND PASS ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH ON YOUR LEFT. AT THE NEXT TRAFFIC LIGHT YOU WILL MAKE A RIGHT ONTO MIDLAND AVENUE. AT THE NEXT TRAFFIC LIGHT, MAKE A LEFT ONTO BELGROVE DRIVE. AT YOUR NEXT TRAFFIC LIGHT YOU WILL MAKE AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT INTO THE DRIVEWAY FOR THE CENTER.  THE DRIVEWAY IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE CHURCH BUILDING AND THE GYM BUILDING. PULL DOWN THE DRIVEWAY. PARKING IS BEHIND THE BUILDINGS. MASS WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH BUILDING.

*SPECIAL NOTE: If a rest room is needed upon arrival in Kearny, please use the rest rooms in the retreat center by entering the door with the blue canopy over it. There are NO rest rooms in the church building.

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