DAD Advent Retreats

Dear Fathers, Youth Workers, and Advisors,

Once again this year, the District Youth Office is hosting the annual Advent Retreats for the youth of our District. Last year with the encouragement of HIs Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Youth Office instituted mandatory attendance at the Advent Retreats in order to participate in the Athletic Ministries of the District.  In order to usher new policy in while not being over bearing and allowing for transition, the Youth Office allowed for a one-year "relaxing" of the policy in order to allow everyone to get familiar with the new policy. So many young people from all over the DAD came out to the retreats, and it is the firm belief of the Youth Office that both the young people and our Athletic Ministries improved because of this policy.  Now that we are in the second year of this policy, please know and be informed that we are fully standing behind this decision to enforce this requirement. Attendance will be taken and those who do not attend the retreats will have to face the consequences of their decision.

For those of you who have not attended a retreat in your region, you can still attend the other two that are offered throughout our district.  The next retreat will be held at Holy Trinity in Bridgeport, CT from 2-6 on December 16, 2012 and the final retreat will be held on January 26th at St. Demetrios  Astoria OR Sts. Constantine and Helen  Brooklyn  NY- from 10am to 2pm.  Please go to the church that is closest to you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Youth Office. Thank you, as always, for your support and love, and for your full participation in the ministries of the Direct Archdiocesan District Youth Office.

In Christ,

Fr. Evagoras Constantinides
Vincent J. Minucci