Going Deeper

What Is Going Deeper?

Going deeper is a retreat for youth who are actively involved in their parish or have participated in other retreats and events and who have a fervor to grow in the faith. The hope is that participants will experience a much deeper understanding of how to pray and how to know what God is desiring in their life. Further, participants will discover the beauty and practice of God’s heart speaking to yours each and every day. We will be spending a majority of the time in prayer and will have the opportunity to receive the Sacraments.  

This is not a Confirmation Retreat.  There will be separate tracks of the retreat for youth and adults.

Upcoming Retreats

Heart Speaks to Heart – October 21-23, 2022 @ O’Gorman Junior High in Sioux Falls

    • This retreat is focused on meditative and contemplative prayer and utilizes the teachings of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross.
    • This is a silent retreat.

Spiritus – March 31- April 2, 2023 @ the Abbey of the Hills

    • This retreat is focused on providing a fundamental teaching and theology on the Holy Spirit and its role in our everyday life.

Who Can Attend?

The retreat is open to youth in grades 9-12.  However, youth in grades 9-10 are required to submit a completed Recommendation Form from their pastor that indicates that they are active in the parish and are not attending the retreat as part of their Confirmation requirements.  These forms can be sent to our office at discipleship@sfcatholic.org.

We do ask all participants to be present for the entirety of the retreat. Students who have outside commitments during the retreat need to first get permission from our office before registering. Those requests can be sent to Audrey Anderson at aanderson@sfcatholic.org.


Registrations for the Fall retreat close on October 12, 2022! Click the button below to register today!

October 21-23, 2022



Registrations for the Spring retreat will close on March 15, 2023. Click the button below to register today!

March 31-April 2, 2023



The cost for the retreat is $100 per youth. Tickets are non-refundable.

If you need financial assistance please fill out the form on our scholarship page and/or reach out to our office at discipleship@sfcatholic.org


Sleeping arrangements for O’Gorman Junior High will be the same as always for the youth, one big room, per gender group, with 2-3 adult chaperones who are Safe Environment certified with them. Adult helpers will be asked to find housing in Sioux Falls. The diocese can assist in this arrangement if need be.

Sleeping arrangements at the Abbey will also be the same as always for the youth, one big room, per gender group, with 2-3 adult chaperones who are Safe Environment certified with them.  The adult helpers will have guest rooms.

Promotional Materials

Heart Speaks to Heart Flyer Spiritus Flyer

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