The next Men’s WELCOME Weekend will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020; and the Women’s WELCOME Weekend will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020!


The “weekends” will be one-day events, from 8:00am through 10:00pm. This change is in accord with all appropriate diocesan and parish guidelines, and with the enthusiastic support of Fr. Christopher Jarvis, the new pastor at Christ the King.


Be assured:

  • Registration will be limited to 20 people in order to implement safe spacing
  • Heightened measures will be in place to ensure the environment is kept sanitized
  • Face masks will be required of all in attendance unless gathering out-of-doors
  • Everyone entering the space will have their temperature taken with a forehead scanner

Box lunches will be provided in an effort to avoid the close contact associated with buffet lines.


We invite all participants and their families back to celebrate the traditional weekend Mass on Sunday, September 27 (for the men) or October 11 (for the women) at Christ the King Church.


WELCOME is an incredible experience that will help you make sense of life, help you develop lasting friendships, and fill you with newfound energy and purpose. And WELCOME Weekends are FREE!


Weekends are open to adults, 18 years and older, who are no longer in high school, and reside within the boundaries of the five Traverse City parishes. A few exceptions are made for people residing outside the TC area, yet within the West Michigan Vicariate of the Diocese of Gaylord.


Space at the retreat is limited and time is needed for preparations, so pre-registration is required. All registrations will be confirmed, by a WELCOME representative, via email or phone.


Registrations will be accepted through the Friday one week prior to the Weekend!





Email [email protected] if you have questions or wish to check on your registration status.