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April 14, 2000 Issue
Local News

Seeking direction for life journey

Young adults invited to attend weekend retreat in Menasha

By Sr. Laura Zelten
Special to The Compass

It's often said that men get lost because they won't stop and ask for directions.

Single young men - and young women too - will have a chance to pause and determine what direction God is leading them at a no-pressure, no-commitment weekend retreat this month.

The Life Directions Retreat weekend April 28-30 at Mount Tabor Retreat Center in Menasha is open to Catholics 18 to 45.

At the retreat, participants will be invited to consider if their future might include service to God and the church in priesthood or religious life. Serra Clubs of Appleton, Green Bay and Manitowoc are sponsoring the weekend in conjunction with vocations directors from the Green Bay area.

The weekend will begin with registration, introductions and snacks at 5:30 p.m. April 28, and will end at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30.

The weekend will provide a forum for participants to learn about the opportunities to serve the people of God as priests, brothers and sisters. Participants will meet men and women who recently entered religious life and to spend time with others who also are discerning God's call.

There will be presentations, group discussions, one-on-one conversations, prayer time, Sunday Liturgy and social activities. A staff of diocesan and order priests, Sisters and Brothers will lead the various sessions.

Cost of the retreat is $25. Participants are asked to provide their own towels and wash cloths.

For more information or an application blank for the weekend reatreat, contact Fr. Doug LeCaptain at (920)437-7531 or toll-free at 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8293, e-mail: [email protected]; Sr. Laura Zelten, OSF, at (920)468-4737, e-mail: [email protected]; or Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, at (920)682-7728, e-mail: [email protected].

(Sr. Zelten is vocations director for the Sisters of the Holy Cross at Bay Settlement; Renae Wuerger of the diocesan Communications Office contributed to this story.)

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