Retreats and festivals are open to all young people ages 16 to 35. The heart of the weekend is the celebration of the Mass and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. There is an atmosphere of joy, celebration, and enthusiasm that is unique. The weekend includes a lot of music, prayer, talks, and testimonies, with great opportunities to make new friends and have a lot of fun. The speakers discuss topics important to us, such as:
God's love for me
What is the meaning of my life?
Jesus in the Eucharist
Then Youth 2000 team members lead small group workshops to give participants an opportunity to meet with other young people and talk over the topics of discussion. Workshops also provide a forum for us to discuss the many problems we face in the world today.
Here's what some young people had to say!
"The talks gave wonderful insights and touched me deeply. I would definitely come again!"
"Inspirational! I have finally found out that God really does love me"
"I just liked the way everyone blended without knowing each other"
"It was so worthwhile, it has helped put things in perspective and given me peace. I liked the social aspect of it too"
"I felt whole and was overwhelmed by a sense of love"
"It’s a place to really come in contact with Jesus and yourself"
"I would come again to experience fellowship and witness of other young people loving God
"Thank you Youth 2000 for a wonderful weekend"
"Each time you come you come to know more of Gods love for you"
"I really enjoyed the weekend and didn’t feel out of place about my faith"
"Best retreat I attended in many years"
"It was class!"
Want to experience a retreat?
Click here to get the most up-to-date list of retreats in Ireland