SUMMIT: OUR STORY – CREATED. CAPTURED. RESCUED.

Sneak peek of this year’s summit and the message that Fr. Riccardo will give us.

See you at the Summit!

Summit:  Our Story – Created. Captured. Rescued.

Fr. John Riccardo, a priest from the Archdiocese of Detroit, will be our keynote speaker for this year’s Summit 2019.

Fr. Riccardo is the author of, “Heaven Starts Now: Becoming a Saint Day by Day”, is often heard on Catholic radio, and speaks nationwide.  He was ordained in 1996 and has served at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Divine Child Catholic Church, The Cardinal Maida Institute for Marriage and Family, and St. Anastasia Catholic Church. 

He now leads a non-profit movement, Acts XXIX.  Acts XXIX works to mentor Catholic parishes who desire parish renewal and want to create a culture of evangelization.

Most importantly, though, Fr. Riccardo has a gift for preaching and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in a way that moves people’s hearts.  And at this year’s Summit, he will be sharing this gift of preaching with us. 

“God is doing something pretty incredible in the world and the Church. He’s asking us to figure out what it means to be a dynamically orthodox and yet very evangelistically bent church.” – Fr. Riccardo

COME FIND YOUR PLACE IN GOD’S STORY

Schedule and FAQs

Who can come to the Summit?

The Summit is for the whole family!

  • Infants are welcome in the adult sessions. We will provide convenient spots for you to tend to their needs.
  • Children ages 1-3 will be cared for on-site by compassionate, trained adults.
  • The Summit Elementary Youth Track (Prek – 5th grade) is centered on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) presentations. These are hands on lessons led by CGS trained catechists that will help children grow in their relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, as well as initiate children into the life of the church. Since we will be celebrating the Year of the Eucharist,  we will be pondering the love story of salvation history and the gift of the Eucharist. We look forward to your children joining us this year!
  • Our Middle School youth will be treated to a day of fellowship, games and learning. Trained catechists will borrow the themes from the adult talks and make them age-appropriate.
  • High School students are invited to attend the Adult session.

What is the Summit? What can I expect?

A day to energize, refresh and renew your soul! We promise to offer you a relaxing and joyful atmosphere, good food, good conversation, and an inspiring speaker. We have built into the day plenty of time for both quiet and conversation.

Come, relax, and let us take care of the details for a day!

MAIN EVENT SCHEDULE

10:00am Welcome Holy Cross Chapel
10:30am Created with Fr. John Ricccardo Holy Cross Chapel
11:30am Lunch Emmaus & Jerusalem
12:45pm Captured with Fr. John Riccardo Holy Cross Chapel
  1:30pm Adoration & Confessions Holy Cross Chapel
3:00pm Rescued with Fr. John Riccardo Holy Cross Chapel
3:45pm Adoration and Quiet Prayer Time Holy Cross Chapel & Cenacle
4:15pm Break
4:30pm Mass Holy Cross Chapel
6:00pm Dinner Emmaus & Jerusalem
6:30pm Praise & Worship Holy Cross Chapel
7:00pm Adoration and Healing Service – Confessions Resume Holy Cross Chapel

 

 

Details about the Youth Track

Ages 1-3:  Little ones will be cared for by a team of adults and teens who have completed Safe Environment Training.  We will provide a variety of activities (inside and outside) for them as well as snacks, lunch and a quiet time for resting after lunch.  We will always provide at least two adults, as well as additional caregivers up to the number needed to maintain a 1 caregiver for every 5 children.

PreK (age 4) – 5th grade:  The Summit Elementary Youth Track is centered on Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) presentations. These are hands on lessons led by CGS trained catechists that will help children grow in their relationship, with Jesus the Good Shepherd, as well as initiate children into the life of the church. Since we will be celebrating the Year of the Eucharist, we will be pondering the love story of salvation history and the gift of the Eucharist. We look forward to your children joining us this year!”

Middle School (grades 6-8):  The Middle School track takes its inspiration from the adult sessions and will cover the same subjects that Fr. Riccardo is sharing with adults but geared especially for them.  Trained Youth Ministers have planned the day to include fun activities, games, small group discussions, and prayer which all reinforce the talks given and give students an opportunity to get to know one another and deepen their relationship with Jesus.

NOTE:  Children under the age of 1, are welcome to attend the adult sessions with their parents.  We will provide areas just outside the Chapel for parents who need to take care of the needs of their infants which will allow them to continue to hear the talks.  High School students are also invited to the adult session to enjoy the talks given by Fr. Riccardo.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE YOUTH TRACK IS SEPTEMBER 15th.  In order to ensure that we have enough catechists and caregivers to offer all of our youth a pleasant and safe experience, we cannot accept registrations after September 15th.

Please contact the Office of Stewardship if you would like a more detailed explanation of the day and/or the schedule.

It’s not my story of struggle, it’s His story of rescue. 

Rebekah Lyons

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