SUMMIT Sophomore Leadership Retreat for Catholic Schools
In mid-April, Sophomores from every Catholic high school in the diocese came to Mary Help of Christians Pastoral Center for a SUMMIT on Christian Leadership. Our youth office program team, in association with the schools office, hosted them for a 3-day retreat full of inspiration and fun. Throughout the course of this event focused on helping our high schoolers develop the best of themselves to become the leaders God wants them to be, they got to hear humorous and heartfelt talks by Mike Patin and Chris Padgett, play a variety of goofy games and go on a major team-building adventure, try the rock climbing tower and swing-by-choice ropes course element, and engage in prayerful relationship with Christ through Mass, confession, and Eucharistic adoration. We are grateful to the many chaperones who came with them to help make Summit successful, as well as the many priests who came throughout the week to make sure all teens who wanted to would get a chance to go to confession. We as the youth office love getting to provide these events for the diocesan schools office and it's very exciting to us to see those who've come to Camp Magis, the seventh grade retreat program, now be old enough to come to SUMMIT and continue to play a role in helping grow them as Christian witnesses!