Florida Spirit Weekend

OCCM is proud to present its first annual Spirit Weekend retreat for the Florida Region. This fun-filled youth gathering will be a great chance for fellowship and growth in Christ. Fr. Jerome Maximous is overseeing this weekend retreat. Register online and follow the payment instructions below.

When: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Where: Lakewood Retreat - 25458 Dan Brown Hill Rd, Brooksville, FL 34602

Cost: Venmo payment to @SUS-OCCM

  • Early Bird Registration till December 8, 2018...... $60
  • Regular Registration till February 15, 2019...... $65
  • Late Registration till February 28, 2019..... $70


Theme: To be announced. 

What to bring:

  • Bibles (physical copies)
  • Bed sheets and pillows with covers and blankets (or sleeping bags)
  • Towels and toiletry (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.)
  • Bug spray (and any other medication you need)
  • Activewear and sneakers
  • Galabeya (for a surprise activity)
  • Fun spirit and excitement because we will have lots of fun!!!

General Guidelines:

  • All Lakewood Retreat Center rules must be followed.
  • Please respect the priests and servants who have sacrificed their time to make this convention a success for your benefit.
  • Smoking, consumption of alcohol, and/or illegal substances is strictly prohibited.
  • Please remember that this is a Christian retreat and you are expected to act accordingly.


  • Please respect the rooming assignments and only sleep in your designated room.
  • Occupants will be held financially responsible for any damages to the room occupied.
  • No males or females will be allowed to visit each other’s rooms or floors.
  • This applies to everyone, including brothers/sisters and significant others.


  • Modest attire is required at all times. Please bring appropriate clothes for meetings, sports, and leisure activities.
  • No shorts, sleeveless tops (on males or females), or swimwear of any kind are allowed throughout the retreat. 


  • Attendance to liturgies and events is required.
  • Please silence mobile devices and refrain from texting / tweeting / facebooking/ game playing etc. during scheduled activities.
  • You must be registered with the OCCM Spirit Weekend in order to be on the premises. Those not registered will be asked to leave. Day Passes will not be offered.
  • For your safety, everyone is required to remain on retreat center property (with the exception of group outings) for the entire retreat. No exceptions will be made without prior permission.
  • Adhering to the above expectations will maximize the enjoyment and benefit for everyone participating in the retreat.