YOUTH 2000 Retreat Scheduled for Owensboro, Kentucky on March 9, 10 & 11 at Brescia University
Pope John Paul II continually called upon the youth of the Church to be instruments and leaders of a new effort to bring the Gospel to the world. In Rome at the XV World Youth Day, he challenged the young people to “set the Eucharist at the center of your personal life and community life: love the Eucharist, adore the Eucharist, and celebrate it . . . Live the Eucharist by testifying to God’s love for every person.” YOUTH 2000 responded to his challenges with over a decade of evangelization.
Pope Benedict XVI continues this challenge, “The Eucharist fosters in those who nourish themselves on it with perseverance and faith, a fruitful unity between contemplation and action.” (December 14, 2006) YOUTH 2000 continues to respond to these challenges through Eucharistic centered retreats. YOUTH 2000 helps young people strengthen their love for the Holy Eucharist and to bear witness to the role Jesus has in their lives. Young people are given the opportunity during the retreat to grow in their understanding of the Catholic Faith and to deepen their commitment to the service of the Church and others.
On March 9, 10 &11, all young people, ages 13-30, are invited to attend a YOUTH 2000 Retreat at Brescia University.
During the Retreat, young people will spend time in prayer, adoration, singing, listening in lively talks and sharing with other youth. The Retreat Friday night is from 6:30 p.m. to 11p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee for the Retreat is $40, which includes lunch and dinner on Saturday. Financial assistance is available to those in need. All are welcome!
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