Retreats hold the promise of providing our young people with a genuine experience of their own connectedness to God, each other, and the faith community. Yet, to plan a retreat is a major undertaking, and we often feel like we just don’t have enough to make it happen. Well, the truth is that together we have enough!
This workshop will look at the power of retreats and provide practical and effective ways to piece together the segments or blocks that make up a whole retreat, each block potentially involving storytelling, interaction, reflection, creative expression, dialogue, and experience. This workshop will also discuss ways to develop parish and multi-parish retreat teams, and propose strategies for ongoing interaction and retreat leadership training.