Weekend youth leaders’ retreat a ‘Treasured’ event
The Archdiocesan Office for Youth annual Leaders’ Retreat, billed as a ‘weekend of rest, faith and fellowship’ was held at the weekend.
Youth ministry leaders from throughout the Archdiocese of Melbourne took over the beautiful Don Bosco Retreat Centre in Lysterfield for three days for the retreat, which was conducted under the banner ‘Treasured: Where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.’
The Youth Office asked the Missionaries of God’s Love brothers and sisters to help run the retreat. Fr Daniel Serratore and the MGL Sisters and Brothers were glad to oblige!
Over thirty youth leaders from Melbourne and beyond attended.
Each session, led by the Missionaries of God’s Love, was filled with great testimonies and stories about how God has worked in their lives.
The climax of the retreat was on Saturday night. Sister Katheryn began proceedings with a talk about how much we are intimately loved by God. This was followed by adoration and reconciliation and was indeed a powerful experience.
The ‘Treasured' Youth Leaders’ Retreat was inspiring for all involved and we hope that the leaders who attended are re-energised and ready to continue spreading the Gospel message in their communities.