Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”
— Isaiah 6:8
June 12 to 16, 2017 Zephyr Point Conference Center
South Lake Tahoe
The Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) is an annual summer retreat hosted by the Diocese of San Jose’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. For five days, in the beautiful setting of South Lake Tahoe, teen (graduated 8th graders to graduated 12th graders) participants experience and encounter the love of God by means of Catholic catechesis, sacramental formation, social justice awareness, prayer experiences and significant opportunities to fellowship and create lasting friendships. The goal of the Diocesan Youth Retreat (DYR) is to gather and empower teen participants to live fully the gospel of Jesus Christ, develop their Catholic identity and instill a zeal for the New Evangelization. DYR also celebrates their call to greatness as teens are exhorted to use their God given gifts to spread the life and light of Christ to all they encounter.
Each day of the retreat has its own unique sub-theme, bible verse and formational content designed to stretch and inspire young people to see the value of faith in their daily lives. Attendees can look forward to Daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, daily workshops and small group dialogues to provide opportunities to encounter Christ and the beauty of the Catholic faith. Recreational times and activities are planned throughout the day(s) for teens to unwind and have an unforgettable time (e.g. the lake to swim, art activities, games, cheers, messy game, challenges, etc.).