Register by Dec 10!

*By Jennifer Brinker*

"Unravel" a retreat for those who work in youth ministry, will be held in January.

Sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry, the retreat will take place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 14-16, at Catholic Camps of America, 166 Highway TT in Dutzow.

The retreat is open to youth ministers, core members, volunteers, campus ministers and anyone who works with young people, said Sister M. Consolata Crews, FSGM, acting director of the Youth Ministry Office.

"We wanted to provide an opportunity for people who work with youth to refresh themselves in the Lord — pray, relax, grow in fellowship," she said.

The retreat will be led by St. Paul’s Outreach, a retreat ministry from St. Paul, Minn. There also will be several speakers and time for prayer, eucharistic adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Hermann will be the main celebrant at a Mass on Sunday.

"Our goal is for youth ministers to meet the Lord and rejuvenate their own faith — so they can continue to minister to the people they serve each day," said Sister Consolata. "And it’s a way to say thank you to them." The cost of the retreat is $160, which includes food and lodging for the weekend. The deadline for registration is Friday, Dec. 10.

For more information, call the archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry at (314) 633-2500 or visit the Web site [](

*Reprinted with permission from the [St. Louis Review](*