This past weekend was one of joyful retreat for 60 young adults across the state, including many from the Greenville ministry! A serene beachside setting at Camp St. Christopher (located at Seabrook Island) combined with the skillful and Holy Spirit-inspired work of Rachel Neubauer (Associate Director of Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese) yielded time to relax and rejuvenate while feeding the soul with opportunity for faith-filled community, learning, and much time for prayer.
What happened at our retreat? In a nutshell… Friday evening began with Mass, Adoration and Sacrament of Reconciliation (available) with Rev. Marcin Zahuta who serves in Columbia at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Seminarian Andrew Fryml kicked off Saturday with talks on how to be a joyful disciple and challenged young adults to connect and commit even more fully to their home parishes. Prior to Father Marcin’s departure home, he provided insight into how to follow Christ with a joyful heart with particular attention on how to make more time for what is important. On Saturday evening, Father Joseph Romanoski of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Charleston celebrated Mass in a chapel with windows overlooking the ocean. Fellowship was sprinkled across the day and, for many, into the wee hours of the morning! And, the retreat attendees praised Jesus with multiple forms of prayer – from Liturgy of the Hours to joyful singing, led by Lorena Robles. Sunday concluded with prayer, praise and a talk given by Rachel on 10 ways grow in joyful discipleship!
Enjoy a few additional photos from the weekend! And, consider joining us in the Fall for the next statewide retreat weekend.