During a beautiful summer weekend in August 2023, 25 young people and leaders from around the diocese and episcopal region gathered at Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Retreat Center to retreat from the world and spend time reflecting on labels.
In July, young adults from across the Diocese of Owensboro gathered at St. Joseph Monastery in Whitesville, Kentucky, for a one-day Eucharistic Revival Retreat hosted by the Office of Young Adult Ministry.
“I am a cradle Catholic, definitely strongly rooted. I grew up at Holy Spirit, went to Western Kentucky University and was very involved in the Newman Center.”
On Friday, March 24, 11 young adults from our diocese gathered at St. Henry Parish in Aurora for the start of The Journey: A Young Adult Hike Retreat, hosted by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
In 2018, Holy Spirit Parish in Bowling Green embarked on a journey – a mission – to assist the Church at large with one question: Why are churches losing young people?
On Saturday night, in the middle of Eucharistic Adoration during SEEK22, the conference organizers announced that priests were available for confession – and Corey Kibbel observed that “about 200 students stood up” to get in line.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SEEK21 – the Fellowship of Catholic University Students’ (FOCUS) annual event – was held differently this year. Campus ministries around the globe were encouraged to safely congregate at specific locations, where they watched and virtually participated in the livestreamed Feb. 4-7 conference.