Rob and Penny Cassidy
Our Youth Fellowship Ministry has, in the past, combined a two-year confirmation class (for 7th and 8th-graders) with “life lessons” to help our children grow as people and Catholics.
Each year, we take a number of young parishioners (and volunteer chaperones) on a three-day retreat to enjoy character-building activities and wholesome outdoor fun. In May, 2013 we went to the San Pedro Retreat Center (not affiliated with San Pedro church) in Orlando. Our Youth Fellowship members participated in a confirmation program that was led by Orlando-area high-schoolers. This peer-run experience added a unique take for our youths: that it’s “cool to be involved with the church even when you get a little older.” s377 IMG_7108
During the years leading up to the retreats we hold a variety of fund-raisers — car washes, bake sales, a special Mexican dinner and more.
The future is bright as the Youth Fellowship and Religious Education Ministries join to plan some changes for the coming year. We’ll announce new schedules and details when they are confirmed. Please stay tuned as these plans develop.