I write to you, YOUNG PEOPLE, because
YOU ARE STRONG, and
the WORD OF GOD LIVES IN YOU,
and you have OVERCOME THE EVIL ONE”
1 John 2:14
The Stronger Retreat is a dynamic Catholic retreat for young people aged 16-26. It’s about gathering with other young people from across the Sandhurst diocese and the rest of Australia for a common experience – encountering Jesus Christ and the Church, and being equipped, empowered and encouraged to impact the Church and the world.
- Dynamic speakers focusing on relevant and practical topics
- Opportunity for communal and personal prayer
- Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- Music, praise and worship
- And much, much more…
About the Speakers:
Fr Christian Fini (Oblate of Mary Immaculate) has a strong passion for working with young people and has been involved in youth ministry activities for many years. He is responsible for the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate (MAMI), and Oblate youth ministry, as the Director of Oblate Youth Australia and Rosies Oblate Youth. He has also been appointed by the Australian Bishops Conference as the chair of the committee hosting this year’s inaugural Australian Catholic Youth Festival. In addition, he recently wrote a book tited, Empowering Young People. Fr Fini is sure to be an amazing speaker at this year’s Stronger Retreat and is certain to keep those who come along engaged with his down-to-earth, friendly and funny personality.
Fr Rob Galea is the Assistant Pastor at St Brendan’s Shepparton after beginning seminary formation in Malta in 2003, his home country. He is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter as well as a great motivational speaker. Fr Rob’s passion is to draw others to the heart of God. He believes that music is an important way to help people understand the need for intimacy with their God. You’ll love every moment!
Date: September 20-22, 2013
$165- Discounted- Until July 15
$180- Regular- July 16 to September 9
Some parishes may offer sponsorship. Contact us or see your parish priest for details.