ReCreation binds our community together. Through diocesan, convocational, and intergenerational events we become more aware of our call to be one Church, one people united and made whole through faith.
Diocesan events are big in the youth community. They allow youth from different churches to connect with other teens from around Houston, Austin and Waco to form friendships that will last through the years.
Three major diocesan youth events are coming up soon. First up, the middle-school retreat YES (Youth Encounter Spirit) and the high-school retreat Happening are both November 15–17 at Camp Allen. These are spiritual renewal retreats that allow youth to be open with their peers and to feel welcomed and free to be themselves.
Midwinter is a high-school retreat, also at Camp Allen, that runs December 28–30. Purposefully placed between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the Midwinter retreat allows students to escape the holiday chaos and join their peers to refocus their faith. Cathedral youth minister Jeremy Bradley is the co-leader of this retreat, which draws more than 70 high-school students from around the diocese.
“I love the fact that we can all come together and talk about God in different ways and in different formats,” said Cathedral youth member Francy Bermudez. “I also made a lot of new friends that I still keep in contact with.”
Don’t miss out on fellowship, dance parties, engaging teaching and relaxation. Sign up at www.epicenter.org/youth.