A CONFIRMATION SACRAMENTAL RETREAT FOR PARENTS AND TEENS
Students in grades 5-12
Helping Families Fall in Love with the Sacraments
MEET THE PRESENTER
Dr. John Wood
Dr. John R. Wood is an eye doctor and the author of three books, including “Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission: 5 Steps to Winning the War Within”. It has been one of Dynamic Catholic’s bestselling books, with over 240,000 copies distributed to date. He has spoken at hundreds of parishes and schools across the country.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE RESOURCE USED IN SANCTIFEYED
“This book will be relatable for any Catholic athlete and encourage them to push deeper in their faith with God when it comes to life and sports. Not only did I feel a connection to the characters in the book, but I also learned more about the importance of many Catholic practices through the perspective of a driven athlete. John Wood brings to life the untold story of the budding Catholic athlete, and it’s a story worth knowing.”
5 time All American Middle Distance Runner for the University of Oregon and US Olympic Trial competitor
“Where There is a Will There is a Way gives a very clear direction of how one’s faith fits into athletic competition. There are many times throughout each season when we feel like giving up and laying down our cross. John’s story shows us that by connecting our own suffering and faith with the suffering of Christ, we can find a strength and peace that is extraordinary, and in turn gives us the ability to carry that cross to record breaking heights!”
Major League Baseball Pitcher, San Diego Padres
"It is beautiful, simply beautiful. It speaks so simply, so eloquently of the power that relationships can hold, both of human and divine form. For young and old alike, it is hopeful, it is prayerful, it is passionate, and as soulful as it could be."
Dr. Jim Schroeder
Ironman Triathlete, Pediatric Psychologist, and author of the book, “Wholiness”
25% DECREASE IN PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
21% DECREASE IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
31% DECREASE IN BAPTISM OF INFANTS
45% DECREASE IN BAPTISM OF ADULTS
43% DECREASE IN SACRAMENTAL CATHOLIC MARRIAGES
85% OF CONFIRMATION STUDENTS LEAVE FAITH WITHIN 10 YEARS
SOURCES: GEORGETOWN UNIV AND DYNAMIC CATHOLIC (STATS SINCE THE YEAR 2000)
REVIEWS FROM PARENTS
“I just wanted to say thank you for this morning. Maddie and I logged on to watch the (SanctifEYEd) confirmation retreat and slowly my husband and oldest son ventured into the room to watch with us. John gave a powerful message that kept us all engaged and sparked great conversations. I can’t explain to you enough how truly wonderful this morning was for us. I feel empowered as a follower of Christ and my faith is renewed. What a beautiful day to be alive!”
Rachel K. (mom of Confirmation candidate)
BOOK TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS & TEACHERS
Testimonials about the book used in the followup Sanctifeyed Challenge, “Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”
“Our youth NEED books like this. And the fact that it incorporates so much "sports" - will get kids to pick it up and stay interested in it. Even if they aren't completely on board with everything in their Faith life...this might be exactly what they need to get them asking questions and re-ignited. Who knows how the Holy Spirit will use it to win souls for Christ?!?!?”
9th grade Religion Teacher, Fort Recovery, OH
5 VIDEO SESSIONS
The Power of Sacramental Grace
Our Story and The Love of the Father
Life’s 4 Most Important Questions
The Holy Spirit’s Gifts that Make us Saints!
The SanctifEYEd Challenge
BONUS: Interactive Confirmation Jeopardy Game!
25 WEEKLY FOLLOWUP EMAILS
A Deep Roots Video Series for parents in which John and Kristin Wood share ideas, resources, and advice on building deep roots of faith in the home.
A SanctifEYEd Challenge Video Series for Confirmandi in which John Wood will lead students through his story, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way." (See testimonials above about this awesome story!)
The Knights of Columbus “Into the Breach” Video series for men.
FREE DOWNLOADABLE & STREAMABLE RESOURCES
Including bonus presentations from Dr. John Wood's live presentations.
EXCLUSIVE LIST OF HIGHLY DISCOUNTED & FREE RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
Including a beautiful wooden crucifix for each family! (The crucifix is only available for the parish membership options.)
LEARN HOW TO GET SANCTIFEYED AT NO COST TO YOUR PARISH!
We have teamed with many local Knights of Columbus councils.
Please share this video with your local council.
We are confident they will help fund most if not
all of your retreat costs!
SIGN UP & SPREAD THE FAITH!
If you are signing up as an individual or for your own household, please select the “Single Family” option.
If you are signing up as a parish, please make your selection based on the size of your Sacramental class.
Note: We have partnered with Awaken Catholic Studios to make this possible, so you will be redirected to their website when purchasing.
Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Mission
"Become a Saint. Be Not Afraid!"