He’s alive! Jesus Christ is risen today! Hallelujah, Hallelujah! This week we celebrate with Christians around the world the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. In this season of rejuvenation, do you need a little renewal, too? Try getting away from the everyday at a retreat.
|"Our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us celebrate... not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." -- 1 Corinthians 5:7b-8||"Tiren la antigua levadura, para que sean ustedes una masa nueva, ya que son pan sin levadura, pues Cristo, nuestro cordero pascual, ha sido inmolado. Celebremos, pues, la fiesta de la Pascua, no con la antigua levadura, que es de vicio y maldad, sino con el pan sin levadura, que es de sinceridad y verdad." -- 1 Corintios 5:7-8|
- Teens: North Side Kairos, a co-ed multi-parish retreat for those finishing sophomore, junior or senior years of high school will take place August 10-13. Take time on “God’s time” to reflect on your relationship with God, friends, family, and self. Call Rachel at 773-539-7510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
- Married Couples: Attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend and allow Jesus to breathe new life into your sacrament. Take some well-deserved time for just the two of you to deepen your communication, strengthen your relationship, rekindle your romance and renew your sacrament by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends for the Chicago/NW Indiana area on June 8-10; September 7-9; or November 2-4, 2012. Early registration is recommended. For reservations or information, call Jim and Kris at 800-422-3554 or visit www.wwmechicago-gary.org.
- Widowed: Joyful Again! will sponsor a retreat for widows and widowers on April 28-29 at St. Edward Parish, 4350 W. Sunnyside. Call 708-354-7211.
- Single Men: Have you ever thought of a life devoted to Christ? Do you think God might be calling you to diocesan priesthood? Consider attending Exploring Priesthood Weekend (EPW) on April 20-22, 2012. EPW is a weekend retreat at Mundelein Seminary for college-age or older men who are open to discerning God’s call in their life. Contact Father Brian Welter at 312-534-8298 or email@example.com.