for supporting The Presence!

Make checks payable to:
Diocese of Kalamazoo with ‘The Presence’ in the memo.
Mail to:
Diocese of Kalamazoo 
Attn: The Presence Retreat
215 N. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
What does your donation buy?
Here are just a few ways your dollars cover the expenses of The Presence……
$1500 = T-SHIRTS!
The kids look great in them on the last day! And they wear them into the world.
$450 = PIZZA!
What do teens want at 10:00 PM? More food! Bring on the pizza for all.
$100 = CANDLES!
Hey, we’re Catholic. We like candles. And they make the Burning Bush used for the monstrance look awesome!
Well, very little sleep.
$150 = GAS!
Many of our awesome guest speakers make a trek to get to us. They fuel our event with love and we fuel their car!
$200 = COFFEE!
We go through a lot of it. The fabulous chaperones that come from each parish give up their weekend and a lot of sleep. Help them stay awake.
$5,000 = Speakers and Music!
Brand New Speakers and Music this year!

"The Presence is such an awesome experience and
opportunity! The event has helped me to grow in so many different ways. You always hear that “Jesus loves you,” but it’s an entirely different experience when you know in your very heart your worth and His infinite love for you. This retreat has laid the groundwork for my faith life and relationship with God that I have carried with me to college. Even if you are considering going on this retreat, do it!
I promise you won’t regret it!"
– Sara, four-time attendee