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TAPTsters: Plan to arrive at Camp Lawrence (directions) on Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm. The check-in process- not the retreat- starts at 7:00, so there is no need to arrive early. To ensure the TAPT team has enough time to prepare, please arrive no earlier than 6:45). Check in will be in the Dining Hall. Please eat dinner before you arrive. The retreat will conclude at appr. 12:30 pm on Sunday April 2nd.
The TAPT Closing Mass, also known as the “Reunion Mass,” is open to guests, including family members and former TAPTsters. Mass will begin appr. 11:15, but if guests plan to join us, please arrive early to ensure seating. If you are attending from outside the diocese, please note that Camp Lawrence is on Central Time.
The TAPT weekend is a relational journey, and
includes carefully-developed progressions that build on one experience after the
next. To ensure that TAPTsters get the most out of the retreat, partial
attendance is not allowed.
Parents, an experienced health professional will be available on the retreat. If you wish for your child’s medications to be distributed by retreat leaders, please tell us when you check your child in on Friday night. Otherwise, the Diocese of Gary will not be held responsible for the distribution of medications.
Cost: $85, includes lodging, meals, materials, t-shirt, and other retreat stuff.
Teens may only attend a TAPT once. Previous TAPTsters may apply for a position on the leadership team. The application period for the upcoming TAPT retreat is December-mid January.
FORMER TAPTSTERS, PARENTS, YOUTH LEADERS: Join us for the closing mass, "Reunion Mass!" CLICK HERE for more info.
WHAT TO BRING:
_______WARM CASUAL CLOTHES FOR 3 DAYS
_______PILLOW & SLEEPING BAG (or sheets and covers for a twin bed)
_______TOWELS AND WASHCLOTH
_______AN OPEN MIND
_______A WATCH, ALARM CLOCK (if you are using your mobile phone, bring a charger or extra batteries)
_______LOTS OF ENTHUSIASM
_______Medication(s) or prescriptions*
_______ TAPT Outreach Effort: Size 3+ Diaper Drive for Women's Care Center
DO NOT BRING:
_______ILLEGAL DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
_______GUNS, KNIVES OR WEAPONS
_______HOMEWORK, BOOKS OR SCHOOLWORK
_______FOOD OR SNACKS*
*If snacks are brought, they should be taken to the dining hall where they will be shared with the entire group.
TAPT 2017 PROMO FLYERS:
Parish leaders: Please consider using these bulletin/email announcement during weekends through March 12 to assist you in recruiting teens. You may also copy/paste them into emails!
(Full Version) High school teens are invited to attend Teens Are Praying Together ("TAPT"), a Diocesan Catholic weekend retreat, held March 31-April 2 at Camp Lawrence, north of Valparaiso. Through talks, guided discussions, prayer, recreation, Reconciliation, and Eucharist, TAPT is a call to discipleship, bringing teens into a more intimate encounter with the Incarnate Jesus Christ. Cost: $85. Deadline: March 15. For complete details, visit garytapt.com, facebook.com/garytapt, or contact Kevin Driscoll at the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth & Young Adults: 219-769-9292 x229.
(Shorter Version) The diocesan TAPT retreat returns to Camp Lawrence Mar. 31-April 2. TAPT is a dynamic, life-changing spiritual retreat for high school teens sponsored by the Diocese of Gary Office for Youth. Cost: $85. Deadline: Mar. 15. For complete details, visit garytapt.com, facebook.com/garytapt, or contact Kevin Driscoll: 219-769-9292 x229.
(Spanish) Los jóvenes de la preparatoria están invitados a participar en TAPT, un retiro católico el fin de semana de marzo 31-abril 2 en Camp Lawrence en Valparaiso. Las actividades incluyen, platicas, discusiones, oración, recreación, reconciliacion y la Eucaristía. TAPT esta diseñado para acercar a los Jóvenes a un encuentro mas intimo con Cristo encarnado. El precio es $85 dolares. Para todos los detalles visiten la pagina de Internet www.garytapt.com o comuniqunese con Kevin Driscoll en las oficina de Ministerio Juvenil de la Diócesis de Gary: 219-769-9292 x229. (El retiro es en ingles.)
Parish leaders: I can hear some of you asking quietly, "What the heck is TAPT?!" Click here for Frequently Asked Questions by Youth Ministers!