Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mother-Daughter Retreat - February 20, 2016

Dear Mother and Daughter,

The Women’s Apostolate to Youth cordially invites you to a Mother-Daughter Retreat (for girls in grades 7-9) devoted to reflecting on how our journey through life is profoundly affected by our choice of companions.

Youth are devoted to their friends and deeply influenced by those with whom they choose to share their lives. As they encounter the new and often daunting challenges of adolescence--and sometimes experiences of genuine suffering--they tend to rely heavily on these friends for advice and support. Given how much is at stake in how these challenges are faced, it is critically important that the young develop a sound understanding of the true meaning of friendship and a sure set of principles for assessing the moral character and spiritual depth of their peers.

Join us for this wonderful opportunity to forge a stronger bond between the two of you by sharing and deepening your devotion to the great Archangel St. Raphael--chosen by God to accompany the young on their journey through life and to bring them safely to the destination--and the companions--God has prepared for each one of them. The retreat includes talks, and special activities (fun!), as well as opportunities for confession, adoration and Mass.

CLERGY: Fr. De Celles, Pastor, St. Raymond’s

SPEAKERS: Mrs. Melissa Manaker, Mrs. Vivian Zini

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 20. Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at
8:30am; talks begin at 9:00am, retreat ends at 3:30.

LOCATION: St. Raymond Parish Center and Church 8750 Pohick Rd., Springfield, VA 22153

COST: $50 For Mother and Daughter inclusive. Includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and clergy stipends. $15 is charged for a 2nd daughter.

RSVP: Please email DaystarRetreat@gmail.com in order to register. (Please help us by responding as quickly as possible. Space is extremely limited.)

Lead us by the hand to those we are waiting for and to those who are waiting for us.