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Luke 18 Retreat
April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018
LUKE 18 RETREAT THIS SPRING
“Let the little children come to me. Do not stop them; for it is such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Luke 18: 16-17
St. Stephen will be hosting a Luke 18 Retreat for 7th and 8th graders this Spring! The retreat is open to all parishioners, St. Stephen students, and non-parishioners in these grade levels.
What is Luke 18?
Luke 18 is a weekend long retreat welcoming the participants (also referred to as “Lukers”) into the Church—by helping them experience God and His love – a love that is unconditional and accepts them as they are. Through high-energy games, skits, songs, personal sharing, and a series of talks given by high school students, the Lukers are encouraged to have fun and grow in their faith. The weekend offers the opportunity to experience God’s love on a more personal level, and the Lukers are challenged to share that love with those around them.
The weekend is April 20-22, 2018 and will be held in the Parish Center, Parish Hall and classrooms at St. Stephen. The 7th and 8th graders stay at the retreat all weekend and spend Friday and Saturday nights in all-male and all-female “sleep houses” at parishioner’s homes. All sleephouse families are in compliance with Archdiocese Safe Environment requirements for volunteering with minors. The weekend will end with Sunday Mass at 10:30 am. All family and friends are invited to attend this closing celebration.
The cost of the retreat is $30 to cover the cost of meals, supplies, T-shirts, etc. If your child is interested in going, please contact Leigh Manalang or Mary Regan at 314-481-1133. Registration forms are due by March 23, 2018.