November 18, 2005

Youth Supplement

Consumed retreat highlights presence of Christ
in the Eucharist

By Kaitlyn Blandford
Special to The Criterion

The annual Consumed retreat was held on Sept. 9-11 at St. Louis Parish in Batesville.

Consumed is a eucharistic-centered retreat held for teenagers in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Youth came from all over the archdiocese to hear sessions on the Eucharist, Mary, the saints and other topics.

The highlight of the weekend was a eucharistic procession. The monstrance is held above each individual so that they can pray before Jesus. It is a very moving experience to see more than 300 youth kneeling on the floor praying together.

“My favorite part, one of the most

powerful parts, of the whole weekend was the eucharistic procession,” said Chrissy Beiriger, a member of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis. “They also had really great speakers that could connect and relate to teenagers and issues we face. The retreat was amazing, and I would not change a thing.”

There is awesome praise and worship music that gets everyone involved and pumped up.
Make sure that you sign up for the next Consumed retreat—there is nothing better than spending the whole weekend with Jesus.

(Kaitlyn Blandford is a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Indianapolis.)


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