The Presence Retreat

February 18-20, 2022.

The Presence is a Eucharist-centered retreat that includes lively music, EUCHARISTIC ADORATION, inspiring talks, sharing faith, personal testimonies, and more!  ​


Come pray for peace in our hearts, and in the world with hundreds of young people

Meet our Speaker and Band

THE PRESENCE is a response to the challenge of Pope John Paul II to “become shining heralds of the re-evangelization and generous architects of the civilization of love.” The focus on the Eucharist shows young people that Christ must be at the center of their lives. The format of the retreat, which includes the Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer, talks, music and fellowship, provides a means to help young people develop a deep and lasting personal relationship with Jesus Christ, especially in the Eucharist, “the source and summit of Christian life” (Lumen Gentium 11).  Young people gain a solid foundation upon which to build their lives.

The weekend includes talks given by priests, testimonies by young people and time for small group discussion. The speakers discuss topics important to young people, for example,
  • Who is God?
  • What does the world offer me?
  • What are the values I seek?
  • Do these values bring me true and lasting peace?
  • How do I pray?
  • How can I affect other young people?
  • How can I build a civilization of peace and love?
  • How do I follow Jesus Christ?