Teen Emmaus


After consultation with the diocese and medical personnel, we will require that all Emmaus 80 adult, teen team members and candidates be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In addition, proof of a negative PCR Covid test will be required.  We believe it is important to have the vaccine requirement and testing as extra layers of precaution to keep our adults and teens as healthy as possible throughout the retreat weekend.  We are obligated to follow local mandates and at this time, the City of Norwalk has a mask mandate, so we will all be wearing masks at the retreat.  We have built outdoor mask breaks into our schedule.  

You are asked to obtain your PCR Covid test on Tuesday or Wednesday, January 18th or 19th so that your results are back by Friday. A rapid test will not be accepted.  You are free to go wherever you wish for your PCR test.  We have been in contact with the Health Director here in New Canaan who shared a very comprehensive and up to date list of venues at which you can obtain the PCR testing.  The Town of New Canaan offers testing to town residents at Irwin House located in Irwin Park at 848 Weed Street.  Residents must sign up at a link that is typically updated late in the week prior to testing dates.  For information on this testing option, please visit:


This list of other area testing sites can be viewed at:  


BEFORE you arrive at the retreat on Friday, you MUST go back into your registration account to update it with your vaccination card and negative PCR test results.  We suggest you upload your vaccination card now. 

Go into St. Aloysius Emmaus (staemmaus.org)

Sign into your account
Click My Account
Under registration history, hover over and click on your E 80 registration
Choose Your File to Upload
Scroll all the way to the bottom and hit SUBMIT to save

(If you do not hit submit - it will not save!)

No one from the team or candidate class will be allowed to enter the retreat without these two documents.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for your understanding.

Our Emmaus Teen Retreat is a spiritual weekend for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, where our young people take a journey of discovery.

Discovering …

the joy of knowing who we really are as children of God and His intentions for us

God in ourselves and others

the gifts that God gives including the gift of himself through the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit

the heightened meaning this brings to the way that we live our lives and the help that God provides

The retreat name “Emmaus” is adopted from a reading in Luke's Gospel (24:13-35). Two of Jesus' disciples are on their way to a village named Emmaus on that first Easter Sunday when the risen Jesus joins them and converses with them about all that has happened over the last few days, but they do not recognize Him until that evening when He blesses and breaks bread with them.

The theme "Journey to Emmaus" reflects the message that Jesus is our constant companion through life's journey, though we often fail to recognize His presence.

Under the direction of our Pastor and through friendship, community, liturgies, laughter, music, reflection and personal witnessing, participants are offered a unique opportunity to experience spiritual growth, to better appreciate their Catholic faith, as well as to recognize, understand and more fully appreciate God's close and constant presence, every day of their life.

The retreats are sponsored by St. Aloysius Catholic Church and the work team is made up of teens and adults. The liturgies are all Roman Catholic, yet members of other Christian communities are also welcomed, as space permits.


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Rector & Rectora:
Bill and Bridget Besgen
Assistants: Kevin and Michele Salmini

For questions, email the Rector and Rectora at the Saint Aloysius Emmaus email address: saintaloysiusemmaus@gmail.com.

To apply as a Candidate for Teen Emmaus, please visit the Emmaus website www.StAEmmaus.org

The Candidate application with a photo (passport style/size, selfie is fine) should be made online at the site.

Click on the links below to complete the required online agreements.  
All team members, including adults must complete the agreement online.

Teen Team Member Behavior Agreement
(under 18 years of age)

Team Member Behavior Agreement
(over 18 years of age)

Team Member Behavior Agreement
(over 21 years of age)