In year’s past, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) has hosted the Island Leadership Retreat (ILR), during the season of Lent, on a Saturday on four of the major islands. Due to staff changes in the Office over the summer, the OYYAM was not able to secure ILR’s on each of the islands. In consultation with the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Advisory Council, it was decided that, since the ILR’s are very popular, there would be one retreat this year, held on the Big Island.
Theme: The retreat theme is Spirit Led and is based on Matthew 4:1-11. Matthew 4:1 states that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert immediately after His baptism.
Goal: The goal of this retreat is for us to understand and recognize the temptations that come with discipleship and ministry. In each temptation, we can choose ourselves or we can choose to love Christ more than our own wants, needs or agendas. The temptations give us the opportunity to draw close to Christ in our weakest moments and draw from his strength, example and mercy.
Dates: begins March 31, 2017 at 7 p.m. ends on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $100 per person (includes 2 nights shared accommodations at KMC; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast; snacks throughout the retreat; entry into the park; networking and an unforgettable time) Checks made payable to: Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii.
Transportation: On your own.
Space is limited to 38 people. Last day to register is March 10, 2017. Mail in your payment with your registration. Thank you.
Retreat Team: Fr. EJ Resinto, Sr. Celeste Cabral, Ronald Calimpong, Lisa Gomes