BASIC goes on two retreats during the school year, a fall retreat and a spring retreat. Retreats last from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon and are conducted off-site at overnight retreat centers. The weekend usually consists of games and team-building activities, free time, Mass, many opportunities for prayer and Adoration, small groups, and more. Each retreat is based around a theme that is relevant to teens living their faith. The youth minister and CORE lead the fall retreat, and the Teen Council leads the spring retreat.
St. Anastasia is going to RISE 2023! RISE is the Archdiocese of Detroit’s conference for high schoolers with dynamic speakers, powerful music and worship experiences, two breakout sessions, small group discussion, and Liturgy! We will take a bus from our church to the event at Mercy High School and back. This year’s theme is Finding Your Purpose!
Service Opportunities & Mission Trip
BASIC engages in several Christian service activities during the year, and each summer, BASIC engages in some kind of mission trip – sometimes locally – and sometimes out of town.
Fast-a-thon is a yearly lock-in that begins on Good Friday and ends on Holy Saturday. Teens are encouraged to fast together for 24 hours and to break the fast with a large breakfast cooked by the teens. During the lock-in, teens partake in several contemplative sessions and learn about the Faith. (If health reasons prohibit a teen from fasting, arrangements can be made and he or she may still attend!)
Cedar Point Trip
Each summer BASIC takes a trip to Cedar Point.
Questions about any high school teen related opportunities? Email John Boutin, Youth Minister or call 248-689-8380, Ext. 108