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Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
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Parishes join for ‘Full Filled’ youth retreat in Chewelah

the Inland Register

(From the Dec. 6, 2007 edition of the Inland Register)

Nov. 16-18, St. Mary of the Rosary Parish, Chewelah, hosted its first youth retreat in nearly 10 years.

Participating were 31 teens representing five parishes: St. Mary’s Presentation, Deer Park; Sacred Heart, Springdale; Holy Ghost, Valley; Immaculate Conception, Colville; and St. Mary of the Rosary.

A team of 10 adults made the retreat possible, assisted by Bob Falkner of Spiritus Ministries and Religious Education Director Alisa Kostecka.

The retreat was held at Chewelah Peak Learning Center.

It began on Friday with a session titled “Stuffed,” that challenged the youth to see how their lives were stuffed with sin. The evening ended with a bonfire after the Sacrament of Reconciliation, celebrated by Father José Millan of St. Mary of the Rosary and Father Jimmy Peak of St. Thomas More Parish, Spokane.

Sunday Mass concluded the retreat, with participants sent forth, newly filled with the life of Christ.


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