> About the
TAPT: Teens Are Praying
The TAPT retreat brings a
teen into a more intimate encounter with the Incarnate Jesus Christ
so that she
or he is better equipped to evangelize the mission of the Christian community.
· a weekend retreat experience sponsored by the Diocese of
Gary Office for Youth, in collaboration with local parishes and youth-serving
organizations throughout the Diocese of Gary.
· a retreat for high school teens who want to take time to come to know
themselves, others, and Jesus Christ more intimately in their lives.
· a weekend of talks, discussions, activities, prayer, Reconciliation,
Eucharist, food, friends, and more FUN than you ever imagined!
· staffed by priests, experienced and professional adults, and trained peer
ministers from the Diocese of Gary. Former TAPTsters serve as peer ministers.
· is a call to discipleship, bringing teens into a more intimate encounter with the Incarnate Jesus
In the beginning was the
Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...
And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father's only Son, full of grace and truth.
~ Gospel of John 1: 1-14
· challenges teens to themselves be an encounter of Christ for
those they meet:
No one has ever seen God.
Yet, if we love one another,
God remains in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us.
This is how we know that we remain in him
and he in us, that he has given us of his Spirit.
~1 John 4:12
> Frequently Asked
Questions by Parents and Youth Ministers
Parents, are you considering
whether or not your son or daughter should attend TAPT? The teenagers on our
leadership team wrote personal invitations to other teens prior to TAPT XXIX.
Here’s a sampling of what they wrote about TAPT:
“TAPT helps you
learn more about your faith; it helps you find your calling.”
“It is an amazing experience that will stay with you forever.”
“It was one of the best weekends I ever had.”
“It’s a life-changing experience. It taught me to grow in my faith. I want you
to have the same experience.”
“It helped me grow and find myself.”
“TAPT will help you to see God’s truth, even if it is difficult to understand.”
“TAPT helped me to see Christ in everything.”
“(TAPT) really changed my life and opened my eyes!”
In a world that needs Christ, help your teen see Christ like never before!
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