27 October 2008

Come and See

Dear Villagers,

Thank you to all who helped to make our Retreat this past weekend such a great success! We had an amazing time on our Fall Retreat 2008: Come and See. The highlights of our Retreat were Mass, Reconciliation, and Eucharistic Adoration Saturday night. We meditated on Pope John Paul II's World Youth Day Message from 1996.

Hear Pope John Paul's words spoken to your heart! "Dear young people, like the first disciples, follow Jesus! Do not be afraid to draw near to Him, to cross the threshold of his dwelling, to speak with Him, face to face, as you talk with a friend (Exodus 33:11). Do not be afraid of the «new life» He is offering. He Himself makes it possible for you to receive that life and practise it, with the help of his grace and the gift of his Spirit."

We also had fun doing a physical challenge course, racing go carts, and eating Taco Bell late at night! To see some pictures of Fall Retreat 2008, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/findthevillage/collections/72157607096833965/ and click on Fall Retreat 08. More pictures are still to come!!!

I know all the Volunteers and I look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, especially those who weren't able to join us this past weekend. It will be great to all be together again for our Adoration night this Sunday. And hey- we'll have pizza, too!

Share your favorite Retreat experience!


mr. peters the younger said...

Beth: Fabulous Retreat..

Too many favorite experiences to list! (though karate was pretttty fun. :-)

Thank you so much!!!

Minni-Mo-moved said...

wahhh... I have to wait for my parents to get home so they can unblock the photo site...
glad it went well! :)

Mike said...

Really, really fun retreat Beth! Hey, who wants hash browns!