Come prepare with us

The Martina Spiritual Renewal Center Sponsors and Hosts Confirmation & Communion Day Retreats We are pleased to sponsor or host the following retreats prepared and offered by Professional Youth Ministers and / or Catechists certified by the Pittsburgh Diocese.

Jesus Day

Jesus Day

First Communion Retreat

Martina Spiritual Renewal Center Staff

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10:00 AM: Arrival

10:30 AM: Opening Prayer

12:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 PM: Closing Prayer (Parents are welcome)

2:30 PM: Departure

Option: Parents may stay for a day of quiet time and prayer.


Jesus Day

Go Light Your World

Sundays: 1:00 – 7:00 PM
Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Presenters: Sr. Teresa Baldi, SHS & 
Sr. Donna Smith, SHS
Please call for available dates and full details.

Sample Afternoon Schedule:

Sample Afternoon Schedule:

1:00-3:30 PM: Arrival, The Importance of Names, Icebreaker Presentation and Activity: Why Be Confirmed (10 Commandments), Presentation and Activity: Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Presentation: Fruits of the Holy Spirit

3:30 PM: Meal

4:00 PM: Prayer/Reflective Time, Prep for Sacrament of Reconciliation, “Flame Project,” Sacrament of Reconciliation

6:00 PM: Mass in the Motherhouse Chapel of the Sisters of the Holy Spirit

7:00 PM: Departure


If you already have your own presenters and schedule we would be happy to host your group. We encourage groups to end their retreat with either a prayer service or Mass in the Sisters of the Holy Spirit Motherhouse Chapel.

PLEASE NOTE: For both the sponsored and hosted Confirmation / Sacrament Retreat Groups the parishes are required to arrange for chaperones who will monitor the behavior of the youth. We request that the Parish DRE/Youth Minister be responsible for discipline. If your parish priest would like to participate as Celebrant for Mass and/or Confessor for the Sacrament of Reconciliation we would be most appreciative.