Connect is a retreat that started in 1999 at St. Mary's
to welcome incoming freshman and transfer students enrolled at
Our goal for Connect is to empower new students at Texas A&M and Blinn College to take hold of their faith as Catholic adults and live that faith out in order to transform the Church and the world for Christ. This includes building relationships and having an all-around good time. We would love to have the chance to let new students know about the exciting things going on at St. Mary's and encourage them to maintain a relationship with God and make the Sacraments a priority throughout college.
The retreat is an opportunity to meet current students involved at St. Mary's, as well as other new students. You are also able to become familiar with your spiritual "home away from home" and many of the over 80 student organizations and activities that St. Mary's has to offer.
Connect is held at St. Mary's and is a 2 day retreat. There will be speakers, small groups, games, delicious food, new friends, praise and worship, and above all FAITH! Retreaters will stay in dorms/apts/houses over night and will return the next day. Transportation is offered at the end of each day to return freshmen to their place of residence.
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If you have any additional questions, please contact us.