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Weekend review

On Friday the 29th of January the Augustinian Youth Ministry held a retreat to review the year that had just passed and to map out the intentions for the year to come, namely the A.Y.E gathering in London. While numbers were well below average, those that made the effort to turn up decided from the off to just go and try and make the most out of the retreat and so after a small prayer session and informal chat we headed out for a fantastic Italian meal. A congratulations to Noel for going to a lot of effort to make the meal even more special by organising a slide show of all the pictures from the trip to Italy. An early breakfast on Saturday morning kicked off what was to be an action packed day. The group organised a lovely mass which was said by Fr Niall and then we broke in to discussion about london. A lot of interesting questions and points were raised and after a few debates we all agreed on a course of action to take. The highlight of the day came in the form of a tour of John's lane and it's bell tower which was fantastic, though not for those uncomfortable with rickety stairs and dizzying heights!! After another small prayer session we said our goodbyes and left knowing that we had accomplished something in the meetings. Our goals are now set for the A.Y.E gathering and i for one look forward to working towards achieving them. I would like to thank everyone who made the effort to come along and give up their weekends and i hope that they enjoyed the retreat as much as i did.


Article posted on 2nd of February 2010

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