By Quinn Montgomery
New Year’s resolutions are great ways to get back to one’s faith.
Every year after Christmas there is a short period of time before the New Year begins. At this time many Catholics make resolutions they wish to abide by during the upcoming year. For example, some people wish to have better habits, eat better or spend less money. Unfortunately, these resolutions normally don’t stick. For one reason or another the excitement people feel when they decide on a resolution ends before the resolution can be put into full effect. This year let’s make a different kind of resolution. A better resolution that we can stick with. Let’s make a resolution this year to get more involved in church activities.
There is an abundant amount of church retreats and activities available to all ages in our diocese. They range from weekend retreats to week-long retreats. They have a variety of topics, which is great when it comes to getting back to one’s faith. It’s very easy to go to one of these retreats. They happen during most of the year, all over the diocese. Retreats like Quest, C.I.A., C.L.I. and T.E.C. are all designed to strengthen one’s faith and are really a great experience. Whether you are looking to strengthen your faith, meet new people or just to get out of the house, retreats are a great experience that everyone should witness. There’s nothing else like them.
Even if you cannot attend a retreat, try to set one up with your youth group, or just a group of friends. Start your own community retreat project. Pick a date and place and take a few days to discuss your faith. Talk with your youth minister or even your priest.
If you are interested in any of the retreats listed or are looking for more information, log on to www.davenportyouth.org. This year, let’s make our New Year’s resolution count.
(Quinn Montgomery chairs the DYMC and is a senior at Clear Creek Amana High School and a member of St. Mary Parish in Oxford.)