By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News
Twenty-one high school students spent Nov. 10-12 on a Search retreat in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, deepening faith, building friendships, and experiencing God’s love in the ministry of some 47 volunteers.
Held at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School, the Search live-in retreat concluded with a celebration in which the “Searchers” were given a lighted candle and presented with a hand-made cross rich with the symbolism of their Christian journey. The ceremony was followed by celebration of Sunday Eucharist with Bishop Mark Hagemoen, who also spent time at the retreat earlier in the weekend.
Reflecting on the Sunday scriptures revolving around hope, the bishop also pointed to the Search experience as one of hope.
The Search retreat is peer-based, with “talks given by young adults for young adults,” with former Search participants among those presenting, leading, and volunteering throughout the weekend. This year, a second Search retreat will be held in the diocese of Saskatoon, running Feb. 23 to 25, 2024. Find more information at: https://saskatoonsearch.ca/
Kiply Lukan Yaworski is the communications coordinator for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon: rcdos.ca.