The first annual Diocesan Retreat for Catechists was held on January 24 & 25, 2020 at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre. The theme was “Be Still and Know that I am God”.
Twenty-four catechists from across the diocese attended. Charlene Peters, Diocesan Director of Catechetics, hosted and facilitated the retreat.
In the beautiful setting of the retreat centre, the catechists had a balanced schedule of personal prayer time, group sessions, an evening social on Friday and ample time for physical rest.
It was a wonderful weekend to renew and nourish physical and spiritual energy.
Many thanks to Fr. John Lacey for his accompaniment on the retreat, and to Bishop Richard who celebrated the Eucharist and joined the retreatants for dinner.
Deep appreciation to Martin and Earla Avery and the staff at the retreat centre whose hospitality and attention to detail is balm for the soul.