200 people from across the world visited Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College on the 12th of February to spend a weekend of reflection, liturgy and prayer with likeminded individuals. The event was organised by Youth 2000, an organisation who provide opportunities for young people aged between 16 and 35 to come together to experience the love of God.
This is the 4th year in a row that the college has hosted the annual gathering in the first week of February half term. In addition to the young people who attended the event, 20 priests and 6 nuns joined the retreat. A number of activities were provided for everyone to take part in, including discussion groups, talks and workshops. Lectures about a range of relevant topics, including reconciliation, prayer and Mary and The Call to Holiness were delivered to the visitors. Many opportunities for worship and prayer were built into the programme which began on Friday afternoon and concluded on Sunday.
Notre Dame chaplain Andrew Sullivan said, “Notre Dame offered young people for that weekend a chance to be the youth of the Church, to be a living symbol of hope and rejoice in the many treasures handed to us by Christ and his Church. It was a truly wonderful occasion.”