September 13, 2006
...despite any plans we might make. Although the group from St. Patrick's Parish in Brady, Texas was smaller than expected, the Lord worked mightily during the weekend and in the hearts of all who attended. Sister Mary Thomas, Sister Kateri and Sister Regina Marie gave a youth retreat this past weekend to teens from St. Patrick's in the Diocese of San Angelo. The Sisters led them in Praise and Worship using contemporary Christian music and gave talks about God's love, the Passion of Christ, living for the Kingdom of God, and the Role and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The young people experienced God's healing and loving touch during the time of prayer on Saturday evening, when each of them had an opportunity to be prayed over by the Sisters. The retreat culminated on Sunday with the celebration of Mass and ended with an opportunity for each of the teens to share their personal testimonies from the weekend. Many said that the weekend was a great blessing for them and that they were renewed in their Catholic faith. Please continue to keep these young people in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation later this year!