School Years 7-8

Come to the Father

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6

As young people start secondary school, they begin to make the choices that determine who they will become. The retreat Come to the Father provides an opportunity for retreatants in Year 7 or 8 to encounter the person of Christ and make the choices that enable them to become disciples of a loving Father. Inspired by the conversion of St. Paul in Acts 9, each session sheds light upon the concept of a conversion of heart. The retreat provides concrete and practical options for young people to enter into a relationship with the Lord by following the One who calls Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Our hope is that by exploring the truth laid out for us in Scripture, the young people will choose a way of life centred on Christ that leads to the Father.

OPTIONS: Residential retreat for up to 32 pupils or Day retreat for up to 32 pupils

Wednesday: The Way

Large Group Activity – Balloon Game

Session 1 – The Way – The Conversion of St Paul

Camp Fire

Intro to Adoration

Thursday: The Truth

Workshops – Art, Music

Session 2 – The Truth

Team Challenges – “Equestrian of Sport”

Reconciliation Service with Prayer Stations

Mass

Minute to Win It – Games Night

Friday: The Life

Session 3 – The Life

Affirmations

Questions and Answers

Final Service