Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Year Retreat - Important Update

The New Year Retreat begins on Friday 29th December. We've just heard that the opening Mass that evening will be celebrated by Archbishop Kevin McDonald. This will be the first time the Archbishop has celebrated at a Youth 2000 event.
Traditionally the New Year Retreat has gotten off to a slow start: some people try to save a night on the floor by arriving early on the morning of the 30th. The Archbishop can only come on the Friday night as he will be away over the weekend, so it will be important to have a good turnout if he is not to get a poor impression.
Some people can't make it for the whole weekend but would, perhaps, like a 'taster' of a Youth 2000 retreat. Why not join us on Friday evening?

The timetable for Friday is:

6.00pm Registration
6.30pm Vespers
7.00pm Evening Meal
8.00pm Introduction
9.00pm Holy Mass, celebrated by the Archbishop.
10.00pm Adoration & Praise
11.00pm Hot Chocolate
All Night Adoration

You are welcome to join us just for the Mass.

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