November 18, 2005

Youth Supplement

‘We are the body’—the Catholic Leadership Conference

By Chrissie White
Special to The Criterion

In June, 29 high school students from across the archdiocese attended the Catholic Leadership Conference at Marian College in Indianapolis.

This five-day retreat challenged the youth to become stronger leaders in their faith, and to be Christ’s hands and feet in order to spread his love throughout their lives.

The event was led by enthusiastic adults from various parishes in the area. Days were complete with a morning rosary walk, a special presentation, small-group sessions, Mass, a fun social activity and adoration.

Participants had the opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation at any time throughout the week and were given time each day to relax and make new friends from other parishes. Evening social activities included a scavenger hunt, talent show, pool party, and semi-formal dinner and dance.

If you are going to be in high school during the 2006-07 school year and feel you are being called to attend the Catholic Leadership Conference scheduled for June 12-16, 2006, at Marian College, talk to your youth minister or call the archdiocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 317-236-1477 or 800-382-9836, ext. 1477 for more information. Take the first step toward becoming an awesome leader in your parish community.

(Chrissie White is a member of St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville and was a participant at this years Catholic Leadership Conference.)


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