MYP Confirmation Retreat for St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church —Sunday, October 23, 2016

The MYP provided a Confirmation Retreat to the youth of St. Mary Gate of Heaven Church in Woodhaven, NY, on Sunday, October 23, 2016.  Fifty-two (52) teens participated in the event that focused on gifts = their own, the ones given to them by God & the gifts they see in others. Diana Roach & Gary McComiskey gave wonderful talks. The teens were given small boxes that helped them identify their gifts and ask for strength from God with them.  This event was structured as a ’classic’ MYP Day with Committee Meetings (banner, Mass, Music), a Prayer Service and ending with a spirited Mass with the teens.  MYP Teens Shauna D’Arcy & Christopher Weinbaum worked as team members for the event, as well as MYP alumni Hannah D’Arcy.  This event was a reminder of the great work that the MYP continues to do for Catholic teens—and in a way that only we can do it! Thanks goes to St. Mary’s (particularly DRE Ann Farrell, Deacon Rich Gilligan & Fr. Gerald Fitzsimmons) for trusting us with their teens. Please keep them in your prayers as they will be receiving their Confirmation this month.