What’s Next for Me?

Upperclassmen Retreat at Gull Lake | Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015


Graduation is just around the corner.

You are probably excited but you still have unanswered questions about your future. Life with with a new job, in a new city, and new roommates can be overwhelming.

How does God fit into all of this? How do you keep a strong faith life when things get intense?  Come to the Upperclassmen Retreat and you’ll get answers to these tough life questions.

(We will even host a snazzy dinner and talk about dinner party etiquette.)


This is is a special event for students who are about to make the leap out of college and into the next chapter of life.

Priority for this event is given to those who just graduated in December, then to seniors who will graduate in May, then to those graduating in December later this year.


  • Place: A sweet little cabin on Gull Lake in Brainerd, MN
  • Time: January 30 – February 1, 2015. Depart from the Newman House at 4:00 pm on Friday, Return by 3:00 pm Sunday
  • Apply: Talk to Fr. Mike, Heather, or any of our FOCUS missionaries after Mass. They will give you the details on how to apply.

Bailey FOCUS Missionary from Greenbush, MN

Mosquitoes are my kryptonite. I resist technology because I don’t learn it easily. I like to joke around. Meet Bailey


Ben FOCUS Missionary from Cuba City, WI

Adventure, banana cake, Jesus Christ and His Church that is what I am all about. Meet Ben


Rosalin FOCUS Missionary from Edgeley, ND

My favorite place at UMD besides Newman is the coffee shop (when you can find a table.) Meet Rosalin


Joe FOCUS Missionary from La Crosse, WI

I like boxing, indie music, kayaking, hiking, and running. Meet Joe

Fr. Mike

Fr. Mike Chaplain at UMD Newman

I love being in Duluth and I love being a priest. Coffee is good too. Meet Fr. Mike