Christ's Light in All Youth (CLAY)


"Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, house of Israel.” Jeremiah 18:6

Christ’s Light in All Youth (CLAY) is a one-day retreat for high school freshman and sophomores. CLAY uses videos, activities and creative forms of prayer to impact the spiritual lives of its candidates. You will examine, in a hands-on way, how God the potter molds you, the clay.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can go on a CLAY Retreat?

A: Freshman and sophomores in high school. Adults who work with youth are also welcome to participate.

Q: How long does the CLAY Retreat last?

A: CLAY begins on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.

Q: Where does the CLAY Retreat take place?

A: CLAY retreats are held at various locations in the diocese.

Q:How much does CLAY cost & how do I get registered?

A: CLAY costs $35 which includes 2 meals and all materials.* A $15 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is due with your application; the remaining $20 is due when you arrive for the retreat. Please mail your deposit and completed application to the Office of Faith formation. Make checks payable to Catholic Diocese of Wichita. A confirmation letter and a list of what to bring will be mailed to you prior to the retreat.

*Partial scholarships are available.