WHAT is SEARCH?
The Search for Christian Maturity (simply referred to as Search) is a retreat program offered by the Diocese of Charleston that enables high school students to explore in a deeper way their own faith. This is accomplished by having the searchers come to know themselves in a more personal and spiritual manner and to know God in a more loving and personal way.
Search is different from most high school retreats because it is not only for high school students, but led by high school students. This leadership is a form of Peer Ministry. Peers have tremendous impact on each other and we want to foster that in a loving Christian environment.
The Search weekend is an experience in Christian living. It is designed to help individuals see their value as members of the Christian community. Search strives to give the students the desire to see and bring Christ into their own lives and encourages them to share Christ with others.
WHO is SEARCH for?
High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who want to explore their faith.
People participate in the Search program for various reasons. Some have a strong faith, while others are still questioning God’s existence. Search is an opportunity to explore your own faith journey.
The weekend begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday (participants are asked to arrive between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in order to settle in) and concludes with Mass at 1:00 p.m. Sunday.
WHAT TO BRING?
All searchers NEED to bring a sleeping bag, AIR MATTRESS, comfortable clothes, towels and toiletries.
The total cost for the weekend is $85, which includes a $35 non-refundable deposit. This cost covers all meals, lodging, and materials for the weekend. Please make checks payable to Diocese of Charleston. Please note: No one is denied participation in our programs due to financial reasons. If you need financial assistance, please contact Jerry White in the Office of Youth Ministry. The phone number is: 843-261-0443. If you can afford to pay more than the established fee, your donation will be used to assist those who do not have the ability to pay.
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