During the weekend of March 23rd twenty-three young people from St. Agnes Academic HS, College Point; Good Shepherd Parish in Holbrook, St. Mary’s Parish in East Islip, Notre Dame Parish in New Hyde Park, and St. Joseph’s parish in Babylon came to St. John the Baptist High School retreat center to begin a weekend of prayer, study, and the forming of community.

It was wonderful to have so many participants from parish youth groups attend the workshop. The mentors were so thrilled with the workshop that they would like to have a similar workshop just for their young adult groups. This will happen to begin in January 2020.

The students learned how to bring to life their baptismal call to “preach the Good News” by using the gifts and talents that have been given to them by our loving God. “I am also grateful for the willingness of our sisters who reside here in the Motherhouse to come and join us for some quality time. I am sure that all would agree that these programs have been a blessing to the participants, and also to the Congregation-at-large in whose name the programs continue,” said Sister Gina Fleming, OP, Executive Director of the Dominican Youth Movement USA.