Dreaming Retreat Session One on Happiness Summary The Gather is an activity where all the youth contribute their dreams for happiness to a tree of dreams. The youth minister leads them to discover Jesus at the root of those dreams. The Proclaim teaches the youth that Jesus is the root of happiness and emphasizes our need to stay connected to Him. During the Break, the youth rewrite songs about happiness to illustrate how Jesus is the source and fulfillment of joy. The Send is an audiovisual prayer reflection based on a praise and worship song. Goal of This Night The goal of this session is for the youth to examine the roots of their desires and dreams and to discover that when they seek happiness, they are seeking Jesus. Catechism # 27 # 1718 # 1723 # 1818 Scripture Matthew 25:23 John 15:1 -11 Philippians 4:4 -9 Key Concepts – It is good to dream; God wants us to be happy. – Our dreams, happiness, and desires will only find fullness when they remain rooted in Jesus; otherwise, they will not satisfy us or bring lasting joy. – At its root, all true happiness comes from Jesus. What we are attracted to, the beauty of our dreams and happiness is actually a desire for God who is the creator of all things that are good, true, and beautiful. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.