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Ice Breakers

• What was your favorite childhood toy?
• What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Cartoon? Song?
• What is your favorite weather pattern?
• If you were lost in the woods at night, what would you do?
• What is your favorite color in a 64-pack of crayons?
• What is your favorite toothpaste, movie, TV show, shampoo, sport, candy bar, food, place in the world?
• What is the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?
• What brand of deodorant do you use?
• Where is the furthest place you traveled to? why there?
• What is the best gift you have ever received?
• What would you be doing if you weren’t here?
• If you were a tree (animal, etc.) what would you be?
• If you could have any occupation, what would you be?
• If you were a building material, what would you be?
• What would be your ideal vacation?
• If you could ask for one wish what would it be?
• If it were Friday night, what would you be doing?
• Describe your most embarrassing moment.
• What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time?
• What is the best movie you have seen lately?
• Share one of the happiest days of your life.
• Describe your most unique injury.
• If you had to move and could only take 3 things, what would you take?
• What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
• What is one great/memorable time in your life?

Confirmation Students

• What difference will confirmation make?
• How do you see yourself involved in church in the future?
• Why do you (or don’t you) go to church?
• Why are you being confirmed? What is confirmation to you?
• Have you had any experience of the Holy Spirit in your life?
• Have you ever prayed directly to the Holy Spirit?
• How do you think He can help by praying to Him?
• What does the ‘glamor of evil’ mean?
• Why should we follow the Church’s teachings?
• How do you make the Holy Spirit more a part of your life?
• What do you think of when you think of the Holy Spirit?
• Do you want a fuller release of the Holy Spirit?
• Have you ever experienced a miracle?
• What is a major worry in your life? Do you pray about it?
• What does it mean to you to make a personal commitment about confirmation? Are you ready for this?
• If no one made you go to Confirmation, would you still go?

Identity

• What do you think God’s plan is for you?
• If God were describing you, what would He say?
• If you changed 2 things about yourself, what do you think these changes would do for you?
• If Jesus were to introduce you to me, what would he tell me about you?
• How do you think God sees you?
• What keeps you from experiencing more of God’s love?
• What’s one of the best compliments you’ve ever been given?
• Name one of your talents and a talent you wish you had.
• Describe one thing you did that made you very proud.
• What is one area of your life you would like to improve?
• What do you like most about yourself?
• Do you agree with the idea that God has a plan for your life?

Reconciliation

• What separates you from God?
• Do you believe Jesus loves you? Why? (Give examples)
• Why do we sometimes find it difficult to forgive ourselves?
• How do you show forgiveness toward others?
• What has your experience of Reconciliation been?
• Have you ever felt that the sin in your life was too much for God to forgive? What should we do when we feel this way?
• Why is it necessary for us to go to confession rather than just asking God to forgive us ourselves?
• Do you believe that there is nothing that God won’t forgive?

Grow in Faith

• What are two steps you can take to grow in your faith?
• If Jesus were here in this circle, what do you think he would say to you?
• If you died today and were standing at the gates of heaven and God asked you “Why should I let you in?”, What would you say?
• If you knew you were going to die in six months, how would you spend your time?
• What would you do differently than now?
• What would make our Catholic faith more exciting to you?
• What do you like about being Catholic?
• Do you believe that Jesus is really present in the Eucharist?
• Have you ever talked about your faith with a friend?

General

• Why did you come here today, honestly?
• What do you think about the retreat so far?
• On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is God/Jesus to you?
• Do you pray? How often do you pray?
• What do you pray for?
• What does prayer mean to you? What helps you to pray?
• What are two things people your age struggle with?
• What’s one thing that makes life difficult for you?
• What would you like to be remembered for after you die?
• How can you relate to what was shared in the talk?
• What is the best advice you ever received?
• How have you/have you not seen God working in your life?
• Have you ever experienced God’s love in your life?
• What is an area in which you need God more in your life?
• Do you believe that God is available to/loves you? How?
• Do you believe in God? Why or why not?
• What is your opinion of God?
• What keeps you from making a commitment to Jesus?
• Tell us about an adult you admire very much and why.
• Share three things for which you are thankful.
• What do you expect from God?
• When do you feel close to God?
• If you could ask God anything what would it be?
• Name one area of your life you’d like to improve.
• Do you feel you are close to God or far away? Why?
• Share a time God answered your prayer.
• In your faith, are you a snorkeler or a scuba diver (Do you skim the surface or do you explore all the depths)?
• If I grew up in a non-religious background, and I was your peer and I asked you “Who is God?”, what would you say?
• Do you feel like you know Jesus? How can you grow to have a deeper relationship with God?
• Who in your life is the best example of a Christian? What about them do you most respect?
• How does God speak to you?
• How would you describe who God is to you?
• What do you think the main purpose of the Church is?
• Would you consider yourself a Christian? Why/why not?
• Do you believe in heaven? What do you think it’s like?
• Do you ever read the Bible?
• What’s some good news you have heard recently? Why was it good?
• What is the good news Jesus brought? Why is it good news?
• Share you happiest or saddest moment.
• What do you want to be doing in ten years?
• What kind of pressures do you face at school?
• How do you decide what is right and wrong? What would God think of your moral standards?
• Do you think God should be more important in your life? Why/why not?
• If you wanted to make Jesus the foundation of your life, how would you do it?
• What are your fears about getting to know Jesus?
• How has God acted to help you in your life?
• What kinds of things lead you away from God?
• Do you feel God cares about you personally?
• How would your life change if Jesus was the center of it?
• What does it mean to put God first?
• What things prevent you from experiencing God’s love?
• What would make you really happy? Will it make you happy in 10 years?
• The Bible says, “Faith without works is dead.” Why do you think this is?
• What are the 3 words you would use to describe Jesus?
• Is having God as a part of your life important to you?
• Do you have friends that encourage you in your faith?
• Describe your ideal best friend.

Men’s Session

• Who is your role model, or a man you admire? Why?
• What do you think of Jesus, as a man? Do you look up to Him?
• Do you think of Jesus as your friend?
• What does it mean for you to be a son of God?
• What is the best/most important thing about you?
• Is God important to you? (If so,) how do you show it?

Women’s Session

• What are the standards with which you judge yourself?
• What do you like the most about being a woman?
• What interior characteristics do you like most about yourself?
• Who is a woman you admire and why?
• Do you think of Jesus as your friend?
• What does it mean for you to be a daughter of God?
• What point or example hit you most from the talk?
• What is the best/most important thing about you?
• Is God important to you? If so, how do you show it?
• How do they help you grow?
• Thinking about the list of ways to serve God, what is one that you want to do?

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