New Beginnings is a weekend retreat based on relationships with friends, family and God for middle schoolers, run by high schoolers and adult leaders. The event is designed especially to respond to issues and needs of youth in grades 6-8. It was created by adults and young people to help participants grow in their love of themselves, others and our Lord Jesus Christ.
The program begins at 7 p.m. on Friday evening and continues through to 4 p.m. on Sunday. During the weekend, participants meet peers from across the diocese, enjoy skits, listen to talks, and participate in small group activities and discussions. These activities focus on self, friends, parents, siblings, school, God’s love, prayer and the church. Free time is built in for youth and sponsors to have an opportunity to fellowship with their new found friends. Participants of New Beginnings may attend as many weekends as they choose throughout their middle school years. Participants are expected to be at New Beginnings for the entire time of the program.
New Beginnings #13 is March 17-19, 2017