Year ONE Confirmation Retreat

December 1-3, 2017  
April 13-15, 2018


There is a two part registration:

STEP 1-  Information and Payment:  Here

STEP 2-  Fill out the permission slip & Return to the Faith Formation Admin Team:

Dec YR 1 Retreat

APRIL YR 1 Retreat

Please return this Permission slip ASAP to complete your registration.  It can be emailed to or brought to the Parish Office.


What is the Confirmation 1 Weekend Retreat?

The Confirmation 1 Retreat is at time for all of our Confirmation 1 teens to spend time growing in their relationship with God, His Church, and one another as begin their final preparations to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Where is the Retreat Being Held?

This year the Confirmation 1 Retreat is being held at the Lazy W Ranch located off of the Ortega Highway at 23852 Hot Springs Canyon Road, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675. The facility phone number is (949) 728-0141.


Cost is $175

Lodging, transportation, meals and all supplies will be paid by St. Edward the Confessor
Contact the Faith Formation with ANY financial questions or concerns.  



We will be using bus transportation between St. Edward the Confessor and Lazy W Ranch.



Please arrive at St. Edward the Confessor at 3:45 to 4:15 pm for check in.  Check in will be in Knight Hall.  Buses will depart at 4:20 p.m SHARP.

We will return to St. Edward on Sunday at 12:15 am for a closing Mass and celebration IN KNIGHT HALL.  Parents are welcome to come join us for this Mass!  (Gathering time is 12:10 pm to 12:20.)  The retreat will officially close approximately at 1:30 pm AFTER the celebration of the Holy Mass.  Please do NOT take your teen home BEFORE the Mass for ANY reason.       


What To Bring

Please pack LIGHTLY!  Bus space is very limited!

What to Bring:

(Before packing make sure to check weekend weather conditions for rain/cold!)

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Warm clothing (jacket, gloves)
  • Comfortable closed toe shoes
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Towel
  • Small Bible, journal, Rosary (if you need them for prayer time.)
  • Flashlight.  It gets VERY dark.
  • Reusable water bottle with your name clearly marked


Prescribed Medication

If your child uses prescribed medication and must have adult assistance in administering this medication:  If your child’s medication needs to be administered by an adult, please inform the Faith Formation Admin staff  at LEAST a week prior to the retreat with all necessary details.  Please provide written instructions  along with the medication to the St. Edward’s staff upon arrival on Friday.


Dietary Restrictions

If your child has dietary restrictions, please inform the Faith Formation Admin staff at LEAST a week before the the retreat with all necessary details.


Homecoming Insight

One week after the end of each retreat, teens are invited to Insight Youth Group, following the Sunday 5:30 pm Mass.  It will be a time for teens to reconnect, view a video of the retreat,  share stories and pray.  It is not mandatory, but highly recommended!.