Youth 2 Youth

Youth 2 Youth Retreat

The Youth 2 Youth Retreat is a yearly retreat held in the spring at Camp Rotary. The retreat is planned and facilitated by high school students who have previously participated in the retreat. This retreat helps teens recognize God’s presence in many ways through prayer, worship, witness talks, God Time, games and much more! 

Youth 2 Youth Team

The Youth 2 Youth team works September-April to plan the two-day retreat. High school students develop the retreat theme, prayer opportunities, fun and games, witness talks, Mass, and reconciliation service. Students grow in their own faith while also learning to create an environment for others to develop and grow in their relationship with Jesus.

2022 Retreat Recap | from Participants & Team

In the 15 years I have been working in ministry, when the retreat comes around I get excited. I see the months of hard work and team planning pay off in well executed activities, games, prayers, witness talks, and in a hundred other ways to make the participants feel welcome and loved. There is nothing more rewarding as a minister in the church than seeing kids grow and help each other find a home with friends. Every year my faith and love of ministry is rejuvenated thanks to the amazing young people I get to work with. Watching the teens go through reconciliation on Saturday evening is perhaps my favorite highlight every year. To see the joy and weightlessness as the participants and team leave the sacrament and then embrace one another in that moment, as if nothing else existed in the world is truly a glimpse into God’s love for us. I thank God frequently that I am blessed to see amazing things happen at Y2Y.

~ Justin Rose

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