Frequently Ask Questions


1. Where can i contact the organizer with any questions?
Pure Fire is hosted by the Diocese of San Jose through the Young Adult Ministry. Please email Mary at with any questions or concerns.


2. Can I get a schedule for the weekend?
The retreat will begin Friday evening with an orientation and will run until approximately noon of Sunday with a Mass. We will provide you a more detailed schedule when you arrive at the retreat.


4. Is this an overnight retreat? What is included?
Yes, this is an overnight retreat where meals and rooms are provided. We will email you a list of what to bring and not to bring before the retreat. Friday dinner will not be provided, but all meals on Saturday as well as Sunday breakfast will be provided.


5. What should we bring to the retreat? How should I prepare for the retreat?
Once we get closer to the day of the retreat, we will email you a list of what to bring and not to bring before the retreat. You will need to bring a towel and sleeping bag or blankets as we will be in cabins this year.


6. What age range are you expecting? Am I too old/young to go on the retreat?
The retreat is planned for all young adults in their 20s and 30s.


7. Are couples welcome?
Yes, couples are always welcome, as well as singles. To maximize the retreat experience, there won’t be separate accommodations for couples. . There are separate cabins for girls and guys. Each cabin has its own bathrooms, and showers. Mattresses are provided but linens are not, so please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and towel.


8. Is there childcare? Are children welcome?
Unfortunately, there won’t be any childcare available at the retreat. We understand that some of our young adults are parents and to help the parents and others focus on retreating themselves, children are not allowed on the retreat. Thank you for your support and understanding.


9. What will we do on the retreat?
The retreat will include a variety of activities including testimonials, opportunities for personal reflection as well as sharing in small groups, celebrating Reconciliation and the Mass, and time for fellowship and fun.


10. How do I get to the retreat?
The best way to get to the retreat is by car. Once the retreat is closer, we will send detailed directions with the preparation email.

If you like to carpool with others, please let us know by contacting Mary at with your address or general location (e.g. San Jose, Los Gatos, Palo Alto). If you are able to drive others to the retreat, please let us know how many people your car can accommodate.


11. Is financial assistance available?
Yes, financial assistance is available and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The team will do its best to help you attend the Pure Fire retreat. Please contact Mary at to inquire.


12. How much is registration? When can I register?
Cost to be determined.


13. I am registered and can no longer attend. What is your cancellation policy?
Dates and info to come.