Weekend retreat to be offered to college students

By Andrea Stanton

Mesa Catholic is working together with Alamosa, Durango, Gunnison and Pueblo to host “Rocky Mountain Awakening 4” retreat February 23 to 25, 2018 in Cedaredge. Awakening is a three day, uplifting, high-energy retreat specifically designed for and run by college students.

The retreat revolves around a series of talks such as “Faith, Hope and Love,” “Prayer,” “Masks” and more. During the retreat, participants are separated into small groups facilitated by two staffers to discuss the talks and participate in activities. There is plenty of music, fun, time for prayer and fellowship. It’s a fantastic experience.

First year participants are asked to pay a $25 registration fee. The retreat relies on students to serve as leaders in following years, and they are asked to pay a $30 registration fee. The actual cost per person for the weekend is around $130. This year we are partnering with service organizations across the diocese to help gain funding for all young people who are interested in attending this retreat so that cost is not an obstacle. We anticipate having a larger group of participants this year with a dozen student leaders already in place to run the retreat. Registration is now open for retreaters. If you know any college students or young adults ages 18 to 25 who are interested in participating, registration can be found at www.mesacatholic.org. The deadline to register is January 15.

Are you interested in partnering with Mesa Catholic, The Catholic Foundation, SCL Health, and the other campus ministries across the diocese to help provide this amazing experience to the college students and young adults? Helen Keller stated, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Please help us work together to provide funding for anyone interested in participating, and please pray for the success of the Rocky Mountain Awakening 4 Retreat for the young Church in the Diocese of Pueblo. Donations of any amount can be sent to:

Attn: Mesa Catholic
790 26 ½ Rd.
Grand Junction, CO 81506