Encounter Kick-Off Retreat
On September 23rd, the youth and parents of our Encounter faith formation program participated in a family retreat to start off the new year. The youth had a blast learning how to be the "good soil" from the parable of the sowerso that the seeds the Lord plants in them will grow. They experienced this through skits, obstacle courses, talks, and adoration. Over 60 parents had their first orientation session where they learned more about how their children will be growing this year in confirmation and faith formation.
“The Encounter parent orientation was helpful and informative as we enter into the important time of Confirmation. It was a great opportunity for us to pause in our busy week, join as a parent community, and pray together in support of our children continuing their faith journey. Hearing Father Kevin’s message and experiencing the sisters sharing their love for Jesus is always inspirational! I am so grateful for their service.” - Karen Doll (7th grader’s mom)
“I so appreciated being part of the Encounter Parent Orientation Session at OLG on Saturday and connecting with so many wonderful parents who share the belief that helping our children discover a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and our great Church is so important. We are so blessed at OLG to have such a faithful and dynamic pastor in Fr. Kevin, the powerful witness of the presence of the Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta, and the great volunteer youth leaders who will partner with us parents to help our children deepen their faith and come to know and love Christ even more.” -Jim Seidel (8th grader’s dad)