“Wonder and Belief” Marvel in the beauty and richness of our Faith
A Young Adults Retreat
September 27-29 2013
Venue: Eagles Nest
Cost: $100.00 incl. food and lodging
As we celebrate the Year of Faith, Catholic Youth Ministry Perth would like to invite all Young Adults and youth leaders ages 18-35 on a weekend to marvel in the beauty and richness of our Faith.
In this Year of Faith, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI states in his Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei that the “Profession of faith is an act both personal and communitarian”. He then quotes the Catechism, “‘I believe’ is the faith of the Church professed personally by each believer, principally during baptism. ‘We believe’ is the faith of the Church confessed by the bishops assembled in council or more generally by the liturgical assembly of believers. ‘I believe’ is also the Church, our mother, responding to God by faith as she teaches us to say both ‘I believe’ and ‘we believe’.”
In this weekend retreat, we will break open the Nicene Creed and St Pauls words “I know Him in whom I believe” so that we can understand that faith is “first of all a personal adherence of man to God. At the same time, and inseparably, it is a free assent to the whole truth that God has revealed.” (CCC) Faith which is a personal trust in the Lord and the faith which we profess in the Creed are inseparable; they focus on each other and they require each other. There exists a profound bond between the lived faith and its contents.
The weekend will also include silent prayer and reflection time, amazing guest speakers and lots of fun!