YOUTH2000

We are pleased to announce the next YOUTH 2000 Retreat will take place March 17-19, 2023 at Brescia University.

Pope John Paul II continually called upon the youth of the Church to be instruments and leaders of a new effort to bring the Gospel to the world.  In Rome at the XV World Youth Day, he challenged the young people to “set the Eucharist at the center of your personal life and community life: love the Eucharist, adore the Eucharist, and celebrate it….Live the Eucharist by testifying to God’s love for every person.”  

Pope Francis continues this challenge, “Jesus speaks in silence in the mystery of the Eucharist and each time reminds us that following him means to come out of ourselves and not make our life our possession, but a gift to him and to others.” (Homily on May 30, 2013) Youth 2000 continues to respond to these challenges through Eucharistic centered retreats.  Youth 2000 helps young people strengthen their love for the Holy Eucharist and to bear witness to the role Jesus has in their lives.  Young people are given the opportunity during the retreat to grow in their understanding of the Catholic Faith and to deepen their commitment to the service of the Church and others.

In this way, YOUTH 2000 also responds to the U.S. Bishops’ directives as stated in “Renewing the Vision,” to draw young people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and to encourage young people to become active in their parishes and in the programs in their diocese. 

The YOUTH 2000 Retreat is a weekend experience that includes talks, music, the celebration of the Mass, fellowship, and panel discussions.  There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from young people and adults who have attended a YOUTH 2000 Retreat. 

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