Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Youth Retreat Last Weekend

Last weekend I was with the youth of St. Patrick’s for a weekend retreat @ Stave Lake in Mission, BC.

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I gave the youth spiritual talks (I tried to keep them short & sweet!!!):

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1st Talk: on Getting Rid of Sin

Download Talk 1

2nd Talk: on Identifying the Wrong Path to Sin

Download Talk 2

3rd Talk: on Identifying the Strong Points

Download Talk 3

Final Talk: on getting to the heart of the matter. Also to learn and to spread….

Download Final Talk

Some main points from talks:

  • Important to confess ALL mortal sin
  • Try to identify the reasons behind sin. Ask yourself: why did I commit that sin?
  • Do not overlook the good qualities in yourself and in others. Strive to strengthen them in you and affirm them in others.
  • When doing things, strive to do them with pure motive.
  • We must keep learning with humility and keep reaching out with prayer.

There were activities before & after each talk:

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Mass in honor of the Assumption of Our Lady:

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Here is the Sermon of the Mass:

Download Sermon on Assumption

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Temporary Blessed Sacrament Chapel:

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Eucharistic Adoration:

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Rosary Walk:

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Beautiful Scenes at Stave Lake:

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Food & Fun!!! (with electronic “camp fire”)

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Group Photo @ St. Pat’s:

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