Sunday, May 04, 2008

Help Still Needed for STM Purity Retreat

Hey everyone, the purity retreat at St. Thomas More School in Lynnwood still needs youth leaders. They have about 35 teens signed up to participate, but they need people who are mature and are already familiar with and passionate about purity and the beauty of the Church's teachings on love and sexuality. From what I know about the retreat, this will be very similar to the purity and chastity teachings the MI does. Some of the 7th and 8th graders attending are younger siblings of YFL teens and young adults. If you are 18 or over, please consider helping with the retreat. You can look back at the previous retreat post for more information and then attend the youth leader meeting on May 7 at 6:30 pm in the Adult Education room at STM. 

Also, at the end of the retreat (May 10 at 6:30 pm) national pro-life speaker Lisa Ann Oliver from Healing the Culture (the same organization Camille DeBlasi-Pauley belongs to) will give a talk entitled "Don't Worry! Be Happy..." This talk is open to everyone and will offer free babysitting! Learn the four levels of happiness, how to live on the highest levels of happiness, why sexuality is sacred and worthy, develop awareness of the intrinsic dignity and inalienable rights of every person, distinguish between worldly success and true success, understand that freedom requires commitment to what is truly good, and make ethical choices based on "Golden Rule, Silver Rule" ethics. 

Finally, if you can't attend the retreat, please pray for its success. 

If you have any questions or concerns at all, please contact Christina Moynihan at Thanks!