Virtual Retreat for Youth in Grades 7 and 8
Although we were sad about cancelling the Immersion Retreat this year, we are very excited about the response for these retreats so far! It is going to be a great experience connecting parishes virtually together on these days. The retreat will be held for youth in grades 7-8 on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 12:30-3:30pm. This retreat will be led by Young Life Catholic Retreats and will feature speakers and musicians from around the country to minister to our young people. Right now, the plan is to have each parish youth group gather at your parish (while following all COVID/Social Distancing protocols) to listen to powerful speakers, music, games that are virtually interactive with the other joining parishes, and small group discussions (that will be done at your parish). Prior to the retreat, you and your young people could attend Mass together, then gather to eat lunch together in a way that follows all safety protocols for serving food to groups (i.e. box lunches, sack lunch from home, etc.). Then, following the retreat, depending on the availability of your priest or deacon, you could spend time as a group together in Adoration. The cost for these retreats would simply be $10 per person. If you applied for a BEET Grant for a youth event that has been cancelled due to COVID, those funds could be reapplied to these retreats.