Youth take part in rally, retreat
JOY Retreat, Feb. 12-13 (Jesus, Others, You)
They came to get closer to Christ, each other, and in doing so, to get to know themselves just a little bit better.
It was the annual JOY (Jesus, Others, You) retreat, Feb. 12-13 at St. Dominic Parish in Garden City, in which several high school freshmen and sophomores from across the diocese participated.
During the retreat, participants took part in a trust walk, in which they were blindfolded and led around the grounds of the church.
One of the many highlights of the weekend retreat experience comes at the conclusion, when participants team up to bake bread shaped as a symbol that describes what they got out of the retreat.
According to diocese youth director, Steven Polley, every ingredient of the bread becomes a teaching component.
Junior High Youth Rally draws living
portrait of last days of Christ, March 27
More than 60 junior high school aged youth attended the 2011 Junior High Youth Rally March 27 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Dodge City.
This annual rally is designed and presented by the Diocesan Youth Council. Besides including many spiritual activities, the council makes sure that the day includes games, breakout sessions, food and fun.
Bishop John B. Brungardt shared a special message with the youth, who took part in a living Stations of the Cross with the help of youth council members.
Photos from the retreat and rally