We’re excited to be able to offer this online retreat experience for students and parishes in your diocese!
Our team has decades of experience in Catholic youth ministry, and we know how important a solid retreat experience is during the Confirmation preparation process. Though we love the idea of taking teens away for an in-person, weekend retreat, we know that option is not always available – especially right now.
With that in mind, we worked with ministry leaders and Catholic speakers across the country (and around the world) to build an amazing, on-demand, virtual Confirmation retreat experience…
Not as another avenue for more catechesis, but rather as a chance to create an environment for conversion and to give young people opportunities for real world encounters with the Jesus who loves them.
That’s what preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation should be all about
We tried to pull together the questions we get asked most frequently, but please contact us if you have any questions that are not answered below.
Does my parish need an account?
If you’re a student (or parent of a student) and want to sign up, your parish does NOT need an account for you to do so. However, if you’re signing up for this retreat to satisfy a Confirmation prep requirement, make sure you check in with your parish leader first.
How do I know a teen actually completed the content?
Like you, we want to make sure your students are fully engaged with the retreat content – so we’ve setup two safeguards in place to help with that.
- All of the videos must be watched in full in order to continue to the next video. Students are not able to simply skip to the end of a video.
- Following each video they have to answer 4 simple multiple choice questions to check for engagement.
What age is this retreat designed for?
The retreat was created with 10th graders as the target audience, but the content should be accessible and applicable for students in 7th through 12th grade.
What software do I need for this retreat?
The retreat is built on a 100% web based platform (so there is no software to download or install). All of the student materials and content are on our platform.
Students can access their retreat platform from any device with a web browser and internet connection – including computers, tablets, and mobile devices.
Small group discussions are parish led and hosted on the platform chosen by the parish leader.
Is there a small group component?
We believe that small groups are an incredibly of this retreat process.
All small group meetings/conversations are organized and hosted by the parish leader on the platform of their choice.
The Parish Leader Roadmap includes resources to help facilitate those small group conversations.
What if a student doesn't finish in 45 days?
The goal is for the 4 week version is for it to be completed in 4 consecutive weeks – but we give you a couple extra weeks just in case.
However, we understand that sometimes life happens, and you aren’t able to get things done according to the ideal timeline. In that case, you can extend your access to Greater for only $5/month.
Is there a contract or a minimum commitment for a parish account?
Nope. You can cancel anytime.
Do you offer refunds?
Because this is an all digital resource, we are unable to offer refunds.
Do you offer bulk purchasing or discounts for parishes?
If your parish has over 100 students and you need to bulk purchase student access, contact us for more information on how we can make that happen.
However, at this time we do not offer parish discounts.
Do you offer diocesan accounts or plans?
We would love to work with your diocese to get Greater in the hands of your parish leaders and their teens.
Fill out the Diocesan Leader Form, and our team will be in touch.