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Covecrest is more than a retreat center and summer camp. Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to transforming teens, transforming parishes, and transforming culture. Will you join us?
Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more. Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.
Empower Core Member Trainings are back! We want to equip youth ministers and core members with the tools and techniques that their ministry needs to not just survive, but to thrive. With a focus on team building along with practical training for the current youth ministry landscape, these trainings are designed to set you up for success.
We’ve crafted an entire weekend with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish! We’ll be walking through the essential components for launching or revitalizing youth ministry. You can expect to receive a systematic, comprehensive introduction to quality youth ministry along with the practical steps to make it happen. And, because youth ministry flows to and from the sacraments, this training won't just be about the logistics of ministry, but will also provide you an opportunity to renew your own relationship with Christ.
There are many women who are a vital part of salvation history and their stories are critical parts of Sacred Scripture. This scriptural devotion will inspire young women to raise their heads along with Mary, Martha, Lydia, and Esther and look into the eyes of Jesus, the God who loves deeply and perfectly.
You are going to make thousands of decisions today and one of them might change your life. Are you confident that what you want and what God want are the same thing? Don’t leave it up to chance - leave it in the hands of the Holy Spirit.
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Life Teen strengthens our teens' Catholic identity, while rooting them firmly in Christ and in His Church.
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The Life Night begins by welcoming the teens to a comfortable environment and saying an opening prayer under candlelight. The Proclaim discusses the crisis and how to process crisis situations in a healthy way, as well as the existence of evil and living victoriously with Jesus in the midst of darkness. The Break is a small group discussion and prayer about how the crisis is affecting the community and each person individually. During the Send, the youth minister, parish priest, or deacon leads the group in praying the Order for the Blessing of a Victim of Crime or Oppression.
The goal of this Life Night is to discuss the emotions teens may experience when a crisis happens, and the existence of evil, as well as inspire them to have hope in Jesus when it’s dark. The Life Night is designed to be general so it can be adapted to meet the needs of various crisis situations.
#309 – 314
#396 – 400
Romans 8: 20 – 23
1 Corinthians 15: 57
– God does not create evil; He creates only what is good. Evil is the absence of good.
– Crisis affects every person di erently. There is a wide spectrum of emotions that can be experienced, and it’s important to honor and pay attention to those emotions.
– Through Jesus, divine life and grace are dispensed to all who believe in Him. With Jesus, we can overcome darkness.
“It is Well,” Bethel Music (You Make Me Brave, Live at the Civic, Bethel Music, 2014)
“Instrument,” Matt Maher (Saints and Sinners, Sony, 2015)
Ascension Presents: “Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?”
Rend Collective: “Weep With Me – Rend Collective *new song*”
A Good God in a Suffering World