this memorial day weekend (May 25-26), we at arise ministry are trying something new! we’re hosting 3 simultaneous learning tracks so that the entire family can learn together!


Adult Track (18+)


retreat fees

  • Adult Track: $60

  • Teen Track: $35*

  • Children’s Track: $35*

  • Childcare: Complimentary**

Cost includes meals during the retreat experience and retreat supplies. Copies of Holy Spirit 101 will be available for purchase at the retreat.

*Large family discount available: 4th child and beyond attend free of charge.

**Children 6 and under are eligible for complimentary child care; however, registration is required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Teen Track (12-17)


Retreat Schedule

Saturday May 25
8:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM Retreat Begins
5:00PM Vigil Mass

Sunday May 26
8:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM Retreat Begins
4:00PM Dismissal

Kid’s Track (7-11)



Mary Immaculate
Catholic Church & School

2800 Valwood Pkwy
Farmers Branch, TX

Frequently Asked Questions


What is included in my registration?

All registrants receive:

  • A spot during the retreat weekend

  • Journal, pen and highlighter

  • Meals throughout the retreat

  • Access to prayer ministers to assist during each practicum


For retreats, catered meals and snacks are included with your registration fee, but not housing. Meals covered include breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Children and Teens will join their parents in the cafeteria for all meal times. The only exception to this are infants & toddlers - parents who are placing their infants and toddlers in our complimentary childcare programs must provide all meals and snacks for their children.


Meals and snacks will be served on site for all participants; however, we can not guarantee that our meals will fit you and your child’s individual food requirements. As such, a microwave, freezer and fridge will be made available to any student who wishes to bring his/her own lunch and snacks. If your child has a severe food allergy PLEASE make note of this in your registration form so that special accommodations may be made.

Where will my children be during the retreat?

The entire retreat will be taking place at Mary Immaculate Catholic School. Both the teen track and the children’s track will be taking place within the school building. Parents are welcome to walk down the hallway throughout the day to check in on their children. All meals will take place in the cafeteria and all tracks (adults, teens and children) will come together for meal time.

Who is leading the Children’s Track? And what will my kids be learning?

Montessori educator Jeanette Redford will be the primary instructor for the children’s track. The children will spend the retreat using games and stories to learn about the person of the Holy Spirit.

What is your policy for dropping children off and picking them up?

Children can be taken to their designated classroom as early as 8:45AM each morning. At the end of each retreat session, children will be walked to the Adult track area by their instructors for pick-up. For safety reasons, if a parent or guardian must pick-up their child before the close of a session, the adult must present a photo ID that matches the Adult’s name on the registration form.

Can my teenager join me on the adult track?

Any teen aged 14+ may join their parent in the adult track; however, these teens must be supervised by their parent for the duration of the retreat and register as an adult.

Are infants and nursing mothers welcome?

Absolutely! Your newest bundles of joy are welcome to attend with you.

Is childcare available? 

Yes. Childcare is available for all toddlers to age 6. In order to ensure that we have enough staff in the nursery, all children MUST register by May 12, 2019. To register your child, fill out the form [HERE]


All adult volunteers serving the Teen or Children’s track have been through the safe environment training and have received a background check.

I plan on flying in. Where are the nearest airports located? 

The 2 nearest airports to Mary Immaculate Catholic Church are:

In regular traffic, each airport is about 20 minutes away from the Church. If arriving during rush hour, expect the trip to last up to 30 minutes. 

Would you recommend any local hotels near the Mary Immaculate Campus?

Courtyard Marriot Dallas Northwest (2.5 miles)
2930 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75234
Rate: $79-99/night
(972) 620-8000
why we love it: mini fridge & microwave in most rooms, quite & walking distance to many amenities

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot (3.4 miles)
13900 Parkside Center Blvd, Dallas TX 75234
Rate: $97/night
(972) 661-9800
why we love it: with a mini-kitchen, it's perfect for families

Days Inn North Dallas/Farmers Branch (2.3 miles)
13313 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234
Rate: $67/night
(972) 488-0800
why we love it: clean, modest, and the safest budget-friendly hotel we'd recommend in the area

I can’t be there for the entire retreat. Should I still come?

It’s best if you can make the full program, but you’re always welcome to join us as you are able; however, if you wish to serve on an Arise Prayer Team at Mary Immaculate, full participation is required.

I’m not comfortable praying with others. Will this be a problem?

We want you to feel safe and comfortable throughout the retreat. If, at any time, you don’t feel comfortable participating in a small group for the practicum, alternative, individual practicums are available. Just ask!


Yes! You can read a lot of testimonies from the program [here]

WHAT WILL I LEARN during the retreat? 

At the end of the retreat, each students will understand the history and how to pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit; the rules and standards of intercessory prayer as a Church ministry; how to pray deliverance prayer for self and others; discern test and share prophetic words, words of knowledge and words of wisdom; pray healing prayer; yield to the gift of tongues; and how to incorporate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Parish life.


Yes. On February 17, 2016, Holy Spirit 101 was granted the 'nihil obstat' and 'imprimatur', an official declaration approving the teaching material as beneficial for Roman Catholics. Nihil  Obstat: Msgr. Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S. Imprimatur: Most Reverand Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, Diocese of Dallas