Saint Aloysius Parish
21 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT  06840
203 966-0020
Emmaus Retreats
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Next Teen Emmaus LXXIV: November 10th-12th
Registration opens September 1st

To register as a Candidate, Team Member, or Adult Member please click on the button below.

Candidate: a teen who has never attended an Emmaus Retreat before.

Team Member: a teen who has previously participated in Emmaus
as a Candidate.

Adult Member: an adult or a teen aged 18 or older.

What is an Emmaus Retreat Weekend?

Join us for a weekend of vibrantly enriching faith and personal discovery, guided by the powerful Emmaus story conveyed in Luke’s Gospel (24:13-25).  To His unsuspecting companions, the man was just a traveler on the road to a town called Emmaus.  Through their discussions with Him on that town road, however, their hearts were profoundly changed, their eyes were forever opened, and their lives burned with the meaning of God’s love for each of us. 

Just like their journey, the Emmaus Weekend Retreat is a process of discovery:

discovering the joy of knowing who we really are and His intentions for us
discovering God in ourselves and others
discovering the gifts that God gives us, including the gift of Himself
discovering the heightened meaning this brings to the way we live and the help God provides.

The weekend is a sequence of discoveries and reflections, each building on the other. It begins on Friday night and builds throughout the weekend towards the close on Sunday evening. The Candidates are offered a unique personal experience. It is not a traditional retreat weekend. It is a journey in faith, a sharing in Christian love, an opportunity to learn more about one's self, to explore one's relationship with God, family, and the human community.

The Emmaus program originated in the diocese of Bridgeport in 1976 and has been active in St. Aloysius Parish since 1981. St. Aloysius sponsors three Emmaus weekends per year, spring and fall for teens, and summer for adults.

Emmaus LXXIV Rector & Rectora Arthur & Kristen Hall.

Application deadline October 30th.
Invitations will be mailed November 4th.

For questions, email the Rector and Rectora Arthur & Kristen Hall at the Saint Aloysius Emmaus email address:

To apply as a Candidate for Teen Emmaus, please visit the Emmaus website by clicking on the above link or entering the web address in your browser.  The Candidate application with a photo (passport style/size, selfie is fine) should be made online at the site.

Payment of $100 (by check made out to St. Aloysius) should be mailed to:

Chris Otis
St. Aloysius Church
40 Maple Street
New Canaan, Ct. 06840


Who is eligible to be a candidate for an Emmaus Retreat?
Teen Emmaus is for teens in grades 10-12 who have not already been on an Emmaus Retreat.  Teens who have been candidates previously may register as volunteers for the weekend.

Do I have to be a Roman Catholic to be a candidate on an Emmaus Retreat?
To participate in an Emmaus retreat weekend, you are required to be a baptized Christian.  If we receive more than 36 applications we will follow the Candidate Application Procedures which try to balance the number of sophomores, juniors and seniors, and will give preference to members of St. Aloysius Parish.

What is a Rector/Rectora?
They are the male/female leaders of the Emmaus team for that particular retreat.

How long are the teen retreats?
They start on a Friday evening and continue until Sunday evening of the weekend.

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