Teen Acts


Teen ACTS is a Catholic teen retreat which helps to achieve the goals set forth by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in their statement on youth ministry: Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. The bishops state three goals for Catholic Youth Ministry:

  1. To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today;
  2. To draw young people to responsible participation in life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community;
  3. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

“A Teen ACTS retreat is one part of a comprehensive youth ministry program designed to meet these goals set forth by our Catholic bishops for youth ministry.” – from the Teen ACTS Director’s Manual.

Teen ACTS retreats are similar, yet substantially different in many ways from adult ACTS retreats. The retreats are designed for high-school-aged teen boys and girls, and are put on by a team comprised of teen peers, young adults and adults of both genders.

For additional information about ACTS and ACTS retreats for adults, please visit our ACTS Ministry page.