You’re invited to Mary Immaculate’s Fall Holy Spirit 101 Retreat - happening this October 11 and 12th. There are only 50 spots available - so register before we SELL OUT!

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Retreat Schedule

Friday October 11
6:00PM Registration & Dinner
6:30PM Retreat Begins
8:30PM Dismissal

Saturday October 12
8:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM Retreat Begins
6:00PM Dismissal


retreat COST

Adult Track: $60

Teen Track: $35*

Cost includes meals & snacks during the retreat experience and retreat supplies.

*Available for students 12-18 years of age.


Location

Mary Immaculate
Catholic Church & School

2800 Valwood Pkwy
Farmers Branch, TX
75236

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in my registration?

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All registrants receive:

  • A spot during the retreat weekend

  • Journal, pen and highlighter

  • Dinner on Friday, Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday

  • Access to prayer ministers to assist during each practicum

ARE MEALS & HOUSING INCLUDED on retreats? 

For retreats, catered meals and snacks are included with your registration fee, but not housing. Meals covered include dinner on Friday and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. 

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WHAT IF I or MY CHILD HAS FOOD ALLERGIES OR SENSITIVITIES?

Meals and snacks will be served on site for all participants; however, we can not guarantee that our meals will fit you and your teen’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.

Can my teenager join me on the adult track?

We encourage all teenagers to participate in the teen track; however, any teen aged 14+ may join their parent in the adult track. 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? 

No. However, parents can opt-in to an email list to cost-share with other parents for an on-site sitter. During the retreat, a room will be reserved for children whose parents are attending the retreat. To join the e-list please contact torih@maryimmaculatechurch.org

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WHAT ABOUT SAFE ENVIRONMENT?

All adult volunteers who will work with minors 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. 

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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!

CAN I READ TESTIMONIES FROM OTHERS WHO HAVE TAKEN THE COURSE?

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.

DOES THIS PROGRAM HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH? 

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