Fan into Flame Retreat – Nov 14-16 on Gull Lake

"I urge you to fan into flame the gift that you were given…" - 2 Timothy 1:6

Why Come?

“If you don’t know what it is to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Or if you keep hearing about how people in the Bible were able to experience the Holy Spirit in a powerful way, but you have no experience with that at all. Or if you want to know how to pray with the power of the Holy Spirit. Then this retreat is for you. It’s your turn to experience this untapped resource of the Third Person of the Trinity! ” -Fr. Mike Schmitz


  • Any student in college is welcome to attend. If you are have college friends who do not go to UMD, bring them with you!
  • The retreat is hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and the Student Leadership Team from Catholic Campus Ministry.


We will have a bunch of hang out time around the pool and hot tub, ping-pong, other game time, and plenty of time to get outside and enjoy the late fall weather.

Lodging, Accommodations, Transportation

  • Craguns Resort located on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake.
  • All rooms are poolside
  • The food is incredible and is served to us the entire weekend by the great staff at the resort.
  • We will be taking a bus from Newman to get to and from the retreat.
  • Depart from Newman at 4:00 pm on Friday, return by 3:00 pm on Sunday.
  • $30 per person
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Last Year Changed it All
78 Students said YES
78 Lives Were Changes


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