If you were looking for Christ on September 28, He was hanging out with our World Youth Day pilgrims; enjoying some tasty lasagna, playing games, talking about discipleship, and enjoying smores around the perfect fall bonfire.
Our most recent pilgrim bonding gathering was hosted by one of our youth pilgrims, Lauren. We enjoyed a dee-lic Italian meal complete with the autumn classics of Apple cider and fresh donuts. As we finished eating, Lauren got our ice breaker going. We all came up with different questions to write, and whomever picked it had to answer it. They were everything from the top 5 countries you would want to visit to do you prefer a hamburger or cheeseburger...the point is to get each other talking and get to know our pilgrim family a little bit better. Then we gathered inside to watch a 15 minute DVD on modern Christian discipleship. We had a large group discussion afterward on what that means and looks like for each of us in our lives right now. Everybody has interesting thoughts and perspectives to share. The DVD was focused on this particular WYD theme, "Go make disciples of all nations!" (Matthew 28:19).
Afterwards, we headed outside to enjoy this beautiful fall weather with a bonfire...and of course, what bonfire is complete without the making of smores!?!?!? Over tasty treats and lots of laughter, we ended another night of pilgrim family bonding for the WYD pilgrims of Holy Family.
Our next gathering will be at the beginning of November at our male chaperones house, Deacon Kevin.
Be sure to look for the WYD pilgrims at the first Coffee/Donuts on October 14, as we will be working side by side with Youth Ministry to help serve and give back to the parish.
Continue to keep the six of us in your prayers, and please know all of you remain in ours!