“TIME well spent” by 30 young people in a daytime retreat in Brisbane’s Western Deanery last month tapped into the Year of Grace as directed by Australia’s Catholic bishops.
Western dean Fr Gerry Kalinowski led the June 24 retreat at Oxley.
“These 30 young adults from across the deanery invested their Sunday in reflection and prayer, in order to nurture their spiritual lives,” he said.
“They are an inspiration and a challenge, in the best sense, to us all.
“Their time is as precious as it is to each one of us.
“We are sure that our gracious God will reward them greatly for spending time to tune in to God’s intimations in their lives.”
Dave Nightingale, from Kenmore parish, said taking time amid “the pressures and busyness of life” was valuable.
“The retreat at Canossa was a welcomed opportunity to put all that aside for a moment and to be reminded of what is most important in God’s eyes,” he said.
Fr Kalinowski had asked the deanery “to continue to pray for these young people to be open to the movements of God’s energetic Spirit in their lives, so that they will be empowered as enthusiastic disciples of Christ in their daily lives”.
The next Brisbane West Deanery youth event is a 6pm Youth Mass at Christ the King Church, Graceville, on August 5.
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