Posted by John Dunn
on 29 March 2021
Year 10 students at De La Salle College Ashfield travelled to Mt. Carmel Retreat Centre at Varroville for their annual retreat. The program G.Y.M. (Growing Young Men) was presented by Ashfield Lasallian Youth Minister, Mr Dean Betsos and Lasallian Mission Services Youth Ministry Coordinator Maddy Forde.
The program enabled the students to 'retreat' from their regular school day into the countryside to spend time reflecting on their relationship with God. The boys were challenged to think about what they believe in and why. They carried out small group activities to focus on their interactions with their family and friends and developing as young men.
The boys were provided with morning tea and lunch and were able to spend some time enjoying the grounds of the Centre playing basketball, soccer and touch football after lunch. The day concluded with a celebration of the Mass in the beautiful Carmelite Friars Chapel.