Northern California Retreat a Big Impact

Over 90 youth from all around St. Peter’s Diocese gathered in Los Gatos, California for the annual Northern Californa Retreat. The retreat was held from November 6-8.

In attendance were youth from St. Mary’s, St. Matthew’s, St. Thomas, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Paul, Mar Abraham, as well as over 20 youth from St. Peter’s. They were joined by Fr. Simon Esshaki as well as some of the seminarians.

IMG_2217During the retreat, talks were given about temptation and the challenges facing youth today. Everybody had the opportunity for confession, as well as many opportunities to meet and interact with youth from throughout the diocese.

The blessed weekend ended with mass at St. Mary’s in San Jose with a packed church.