Christmas break youth retreat at Shadeland

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrophan, the Eastern American Diocese is pleased to host the Fourth Annual Nativity Fast Youth Retreat at beautiful St. Sava Camp Shadeland December 27-30. The theme for this year's retreat will be "Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!" The theme will be explored by speakers and through activities from four perspectives: Praising God through personal prayer, through liturgical prayer, through how we live with and treat each other, and through caring for God's world and the environment.

The retreat will begin with arrival at 4:30 PM, followed by vespers and a getting to know one another session on Sunday evening, December 27. It will conclude after the Divine Liturgy and breakfast that Wednesday morning by 11:00 AM. The full schedule of speakers and activities will be announced. There will be plenty of opportunity for recreation as well.

Geared for children and young people ages 7-17, the $75 registration fee will include accommodations in the new cabins, all meals, talks and discussions, activities and services. Meals will be prepared by the Eastern Diocese Federation KSS. Adult volunteers to help with those three days would be greatly appreciated.

You can download the registration form here.  Your must notify your parish priest of your intention to attend by December 20.

Give your children the opportunity to strengthen their faith at this year's retreat.