2021-2022 dates for
Sapientia Saturdays and Week End of Wisdom
For boys and girls 15 to 18 years old
(register here)

October 9, 2021 : Sap Sat

May 7, 2022 : Sap Sat

April 8-10, 2022 :  WOW

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What is Sap Sat ?

Sap Sat stand for "Sapientia Saturday" :

A day of prayer, teachings, fun, community, with the Brothers and Sisters of Saint John.

It starts with registration between 8:30 and 8:45am.

During the morning, there is a teaching and group discussions, the office of the middle of the day, and Mass with the Brothers.

The lunch is provided, at the Brother's.

In the afternoon : outdoor games, another teaching, Vespers and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, opportunity for confession.

Dinner is provided and taken with brothers and sisters.

Sap Sat ends with an evening of community and fun, often around a campfire.

The day ends at 9:15 / 9:30pm, with a prayer.

What to bring for Sap Sat ?

Sport shoes

Clothes suitable for sport/walk outside and adapted to the weather.

Warm clothes for Campfire

Pen and paper

Your Bible

(If you have a RED headlamp, you can bring it to the campfire. If not, this is fine) 

If you are comfortable playing the guitar at a campfire, bring your guitar.

Special dietary needs : We will unfortunately not be able to provide special meals; so please bring your own meals. You will be able to store them in a fridge.

What is WOW ?

WOW stands for "Week End of Wisdom".

It is similar to Sap Sat (see above), with Community, prayer, formation and fun, and it is extended on three days around Palm Sunday, to form a mini retreat to prepare us to begin the Holy Week.

WOW registrations are on Friday, between 7:15 and 7:30 pm

And the Weekend ends Sunday, after lunch. (Lunch is at 1pm, so WOW ends around 2pm).

Saturday and Sunday meals are provided.

What to bring for WOW ?

Same as for Sap Sat +

Sleeping bag.

Shower towel and toileting items.

Warm clothes and good shoes for the Way of the Cross outdoor.

Register here in 3 steps :



Print and fill the FORMS once for all for the whole year.

And bring them with you the first time you come. No need to fill the papers again every time.


SIGN UP below for each event. 


Give online, or bring your free donation with you.

Suggestion for SAP SAT : $ 35 per participant, reduced to $10 for each additional participant of the same family. (Example: for a family with 2 children participating, suggested donation is $35)

Suggestion for WOW : $ 70 per participant, reduced to $20 per each additional participant of the same family) .


Please be really free to give less or to give more depending of your financial situation.

Cash or checks made to "Congregation of Saint John"

Sap Sat May 7 2022
May 07, 8:30 AM
11223 W Legion Hall Road Princeville, IL 61559